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Shunes Butress - 5.11c

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Rock
Double set of cams. Triples in #1 through #2 friend. A #4 camalot and a big piece (#5 or bigbros)
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.67/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

One of the best free lines in Zion. P1) Thin liebacking to a chimney followed by a cruxy stem corner (11c). An 11a variation starts around right. P2) Some wide climbing (5.10). Long pitch. P3) Long 5.9 corner with some wide sections. P4) Short face pitch to a belay on the arete (11a). P5) Unbelieveable pitch. Traverse left to gain the splitter fingers to hand crack (11c). P6) Long pitch following 5.9 handcracks to the top. Can be done broken into 2 pitches. Descent: 2 double-rope raps to the right of the route gain the anchors at the top of pitch 4. From there 3 double rope rappels to the base.

Submitted by: jcinco on 2004-06-17
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Route ID: 16588

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: stevecurtis on 2008-05-04 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Really great

The best route I've done in zion. I found the short OW section to be the crux.
On the fantastic pitch around the arete, go low. Move your gear up as you climb. There are good faceholds which disappear as the crack gets wider.

Added: 2010-06-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: desert-rat on 2009-09-15 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Super Cool

Shunes is one of the best routes I have climbed in Zion. It offers a little bit of everything. The gear is straight forward and the rock is good. Bring one or two big cams and make sure to put in a few tips size pieces also. The rappels are easy to find just tend to your rope there are plenty of places for it to get stuck.

Added: 2009-10-16

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: jonapprill on 2005-10-10 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome Route

Pitch 5 is da bomb....green alien to #3 C4 over the course of 150 feet with a small roof at .75 size. Also, don't wear shorts if you're leading the OW.

Added: 2008-05-05

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: crackmd on 2005-06-10 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Everything went well on this amazing climb despite getting poored on on two occasions during the climb. Luckily, the sun came out for the traverse pitch and the fingers/roof pitch. What a great day!

Witnessed by: poorboy
Added: 2005-06-10

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Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: jcinco on 2004-06-12 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Onsighted the 11c on pitch 5, but fell on the 11c first pitch. Kind of a harsh warm-up pitch.

Added: 2004-06-12

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