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South Face Diagonal lll 5.9 R - 5.9

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.00/5
  Rock Quality 2.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Approach via the Deertrap Mt. trail (from above is faster, - 2 1/2 hours) Begin at a big pine tree at the left side of the South Face. Look for a bolt about 40' up. The route diagonals right from here along a unique series of ledges & ribs for 7 bolt protected slab pitches to the top. Only aid is pulling on a bolt at a bulge. Climbing is clean and enjoyable...mostly 5.4 This route does have long runnouts and the rock is very soft. The bolts may be loose and will need to be checked. Descent: Rap route. F.A by Brian & Jonathan Smoot, Nov. 2003

Submitted by: bsmoot on 2004-10-07
Last Modified: 2011-11-03
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Route ID: 45165

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: bsmoot on 2011-11-02 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Update

Route now goes free at 5.9 - All belays have been updated and are now safe. Bad or missing protection bolts have been replaced and some new added.

Added: 2011-11-02

Onsight Onsight ascent by: bighead on 2004-05-13 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Good route that takes you to an absolutely amazing view of Zion. IF YOU CAN'T CLIMB 5.8 WITHOUT FALLING, DON'T ATTEMPT THIS ROUTE!

Added: 2004-05-13