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Desert Shield V 5.11 C3 - A3

Average Rating = 4.00/5 Average Rating : 4.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 1
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (5)
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Drew Bedford, Tim Stack
2 sets of cams, many small cams, RPs and offsets, hooks (NO HAMMER, NO PINS! )
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty (Not Rated)
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.00/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 4.00/5


This climb is on the prominent buttress to the right of the Leaning Wall. The first five pitches are free. A bolt ladder gets you onto the headwall to the base of a thin splitter crack. The clean aid is tricky but doable. The rock is soft and any further nailing will destroy this cool line. Camhooks also ruin cracks. If you don't think you can do it without nailing, STAY OFF OF IT AND PRACTICE CLEAN AID UNTIL YOU CAN. Rap the route to descend. F.A. Drew Bedford & Tim Stack 1993

Submitted by: bsmoot on 2006-01-25
Views: 654
Route ID: 6308

5 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating G
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: franzr on 1997-01-03 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Perfect line

On the last pitch it started blizzarding on us. Wild!

Added: 2007-04-10

Onsight Onsight ascent by: heinz57 on 2003-05-14 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

great route, hard clean aid,
lower pitches a bit of a moaner,
bad (if not wrong) topo in Zion Guide, better get info from Internet
fix first 5 pitches, start next day early and the desert shield is done

Witnessed by: Sandy Ritchie, Aberdeen
Added: 2003-05-14

Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: pt on 2001-09-01 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Amazing route. We did it over 1 1/2 days and spent the night on the headwall. The headwall is incredible.

Added: 2001-09-01

Onsight Onsight ascent by: pinscar on 2000-11-01 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

We hauled and took bivy gear and food, planning on two days to do the route. We left behind the hammer and pins as well. We did it in 12 hours car-to-car. Crux pitch was looooonnnng and involved many, many tiny stoppers and offsets and some hook move. Best aid pitch i've ever done.

Added: 2000-11-01

Onsight Onsight ascent by: stoney on 2000-03-12 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

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Added: 2000-03-12