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Ashtar Command - 5.8 popular

Average Rating = 4.73/5 Average Rating : 4.73 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.38/5
  Rock Quality 4.38/5
  Scenery 4.78/5
  Fun Factor 4.75/5

Description:

This is the blunt pillar straight in front of the rangers kiosk on the west side of the tunnel. The first pitch is mixed cracks ranging into the 5.7ish range. The next pitch is slightly runout to the beginning of many bolts. This route is a great route to climb if you Zion time is limited. I think I saw this is Cameron Lawsons Desert Select Guide. I've climbed it twice. Rappel the eastern face.

Submitted by: etrier on 2003-02-11
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Route ID: 30428

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15 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: cencalclimber on 2010-09-26 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Awesome!

This was the only climb we did in Zion and it was great. Don't need crack skills for the first pitch - plenty of holds around. Second pitch is pure fun.

Added: 2010-09-26

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: porkchop_express on 2010-06-16 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great climb

Tough communication on the second pitch with road noise.

Added: 2010-06-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: mikemikaels on 2009-09-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Just another roadside attraction.

Nice line. I thought the 2nd pitch was easier than the 1st. No problem for a beginning 5.7 leader.

Added: 2009-09-19

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: lumineferusother on 2009-04-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Ashtar Command

Great climb! The second pitch was a blast despite it leaving us completely pumped. Bring a 60 m at the very least.

Added: 2009-05-01

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
  Scenery
Second Second ascent by: peteypab on 2008-08-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars 1st multi pitch

nice view from the top

Added: 2008-12-21

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