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Routes : North America : United States : Utah : St. George : Zion National Park : Cerebrus Gendarme : Touchstone Wall III 5.9 C1 (or 5.12)

Touchstone Wall III 5.9 C1 (or 5.12) - A1 popular

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (40)
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Small Tcu's wired nuts and standard desert rack
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.25/5
  Rock Quality 4.33/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.58/5

Description:

Great climb. First 3 pitches aid at c1 and 5 pitches free. It is a beautiful crack that basically goes for 4 pitches and then has some quality free cimbing to the top.

Submitted by: rrradam on 2002-05-30
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Route ID: 560

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: zcooky1 on 2014-03-06 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars zcooky1

fixed 70 to the top of p2 and then came back and freed everything from p3 to the top!!! excellent crack climbing from p3-p4 worth getting out of your ladders for:)

Added: 2014-03-06

Ratings
  Difficulty A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: coryberkebile on 2013-10-21 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars My friends first aid pitches

After climbing 3 walls my friend was getting sick of just jugging and cleaning for me. So we took a rest day and climbed the aid pitches on this route and then rapped out. The aid pitches are great for beginners.

Added: 2013-11-01

Ratings
  Difficulty A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: peterb011 on 2009-05-14 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars One of finest routes

Descent down the gully almost turned into a nightmare, a rope got stuck, had to climb back on crappy rock to free it.

Added: 2010-05-18

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: scottydo on 2010-03-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First solo this long!

Soloed this in march and I was early enough in the season that I think I might have been one of just a few climbers in all of Zion! (at least that's how it felt) Never realized how exhausting doing something like this solo could be, but it was still pretty cool. Make sure you have your bigger gear for the pitches higher up. On one pitch ( i think 6) I had to leap frog my two #4s for 40-50 feet.

Added: 2010-03-09

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9 A0
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Solo Solo ascent by: kevinhansen on 2008-04-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Long time coming

Last weekend I Soloed Touchstone Wall again and I employed the continuous loop self belay method. I LOVED IT! I only had to haul 3 times while on the wall. (Hauling takes the most time so the less I do it the better). Someone put bolt #6 back on P1 and this time added epoxey to the D.A. too! Sure was nice. They also added a pin to the traverse to get to the roof! Its so welcome to see the poxy on it too. However the broken pin above the lip of the roof is still there. Guess it adds flavor. I had enough gear to run Pitches 2,3,4 all together then haul at the top. It took soo long to rap and clean I lost feeling in my legs.
My Silent Partner turned into its own Cluster F and kept short roping me. I rapped the route because the slot canyon decent to the east can be its own epic with a haul bag.
If you want to fire it in a day, get a white pass at the BC desk. This will ensure others stay away from the route. That or buy a bivi permit.
I live an hour away and I'm always looking for a partner.
kevin_likes_to_climb_much@hotmail.com
www.mountainproject.com has way better beta on this route.

Added: 2008-05-01

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