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Zion Climbing: Free and Clean
Authors: Bryan Bird
Routes:  250 (click to see the complete route list)
Difficulty: 5.5-5.13a, C1-C3
Pages: 232 pages
Edition: 1st Edition, August 2009

 


Zion Climbing Free and Clean is the most comprehensive climber’s guide to Zion National Park, arguably one of the most beautiful national parks in the United States.  Inside you will find up-to-date information on more than 250 free climbs and 25 of Zion’s best clean aid climbs, plus pictures and directions to the park’s most popular bouldering areas. Detailed coverage ranges from 10-foot boulder problems to 2000-foot epic free climbs, making this compilation of stories, maps, and history the best guide available to Zion. 

Features available in both Print Books and eBooks:  
250 of the most classic free climbs, from Ashtar Command to Shune's Buttress
100 never-before published free climbs
25 of the best clean big walls, including Moonlight Buttress and Space Shot

Most accurate and complete beta ever for Zion
First ascent history—much of it previously unpublished
Loaded with full-page photos of color climbing action and rock formations


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Zion Climbing Experts praise:
  “If you plan on visiting Zion for the first time, I highly recommend picking up a copy. It will greatly enrich your stay and ensure that you spend time on the rock rather than walking around looking for things that you can climb.”
- John McNamee, Mountain Project Read the full review

  “When we climbed in this sandstone mecca a couple years ago, we had a hard time plowing through the classic guidebooks in order to find routes without any aid climbing in them.”
- Guillaume Dargaud, Read the full review

  Bryan Bird, one of Zion's most accomplished hardmen, has produced a great collection of route information that provides plenty of leads to adventure in this magical spot.”
- John Middendorf, Big Wall Master and Gear Innovator
  “Finally, a book for Zion!! This is a must have book for planning your Zion big wall adventure.”
- Ammon McNeely, World's Most Accomplished Big Wall Speed Climber
  “SuperTopo offers a clear and concise format and sets the stage for your own adventure with history to each route.”
- Conrad Anker, World Renowned Climber and Mountaineer

  “After perusing Bryan Bird's new Zion Climbing: Free and Clean from Supertopo, I'm fully stoked for some all-free (or at least attempted all-free) return trips to southwestern Utah's stunning national park.”
- Dougald MacDonald, The Mountain World, Read the full review

 

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Temple of Sinewava - Freak Show IV 5.12 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Freak Show
IV 5.12, Temple of Sinewava


Photo:Bryan Bird
Temple of Sinewava
7
IV 5.12
Temple of Sinewava - The Silverback IV 5.12d - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
The Silverback
IV 5.12d, Temple of Sinewava


Photo:Bryan Bird
Temple of Sinewava
7
IV 5.12d
The Spearhead - Up IV/V 5.12 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Up
IV/V 5.12, The Spearhead


Photo:Bryan Bird
The Spearhead
6
IV/V 5.12
Temple of Sinewava - The Monkeys Always Send Dude IV 5.11+R C2 or 5.12 (toprope) - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
The Monkeys Always Send Dude
IV 5.11+R C2 or 5.12 (toprope), Temple of Sinewava


Photo:Bryan Bird
Temple of Sinewava
9
IV 5.11+R C2 or 5.12 (toprope)
Cragmont, Tunnel Wall - Quanto Questo II 5.12 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Quanto Questo
II 5.12, Cragmont, Tunnel Wall


Photo:Bryan Bird
Cragmont, Tunnel Wall
4
II 5.12
Cragmont, Tunnel Wall - Krunk Juice 5.12+ - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Krunk Juice
5.12+, Cragmont, Tunnel Wall


Photo:Bryan Bird
Cragmont, Tunnel Wall
1
5.12+
The Watchman - Ivory Coast II 5.12- - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Ivory Coast
II 5.12-, The Watchman


Photo:Bryan Bird
The Watchman
3
II 5.12-
East Temple - Birthday Bash IV 5.12 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Birthday Bash
IV 5.12, East Temple


Photo:Bryan Bird
East Temple
9
IV 5.12
Cragmont, Tunnel Wall - Reggaetone  I 5.12a - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Reggaetone
I 5.12a, Cragmont, Tunnel Wall


Photo:Bryan Bird
Cragmont, Tunnel Wall
1
I 5.12a
Beehives - Back and Black 5.12 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Back and Black
5.12, Beehives


Photo:Bryan Bird
Beehives
1
5.12
Cragmont, Tunnel Wall - Master of Reality 5.12+ - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Master of Reality
5.12+, Cragmont, Tunnel Wall


Photo:Bryan Bird
Cragmont, Tunnel Wall
2
5.12+
West Temple - The Big Lebowski  IV/V 5.11a/b - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
The Big Lebowski
IV/V 5.11a/b, West Temple


Photo:Bryan Bird
West Temple
21
IV/V 5.11a/b
Red Arch Mountain - Shune's Buttress III/IV 5.11 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Shune's Buttress
III/IV 5.11, Red Arch Mountain


Photo:Bryan Bird
Red Arch Mountain
8
III/IV 5.11
Mt. Kinesava - Lhasa V 5.11 A0 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Lhasa
V 5.11 A0, Mt. Kinesava


Photo:Chris McNamara
Mt. Kinesava
10
V 5.11 A0
3 Star Rating
Minotaur Tower - Megamahedral III/IV 5.11- - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Megamahedral
III/IV 5.11-, Minotaur Tower


Photo:Bryan Bird
Minotaur Tower
6
III/IV 5.11-
3 Star Rating
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