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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First ascent history—much of it previously unpublished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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Route Name Formation Review
Kung Fu Theatre, Tunnel Wall - Micro Chuck II 5.8 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Micro Chuck
II 5.8, Kung Fu Theatre, Tunnel Wall


Photo:Bryan Bird
Kung Fu Theatre, Tunnel Wall
2
II 5.8
Cragmont, Tunnel Wall - Cock Smasher I 5.10 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Cock Smasher
I 5.10, Cragmont, Tunnel Wall


Photo:Bryan Bird
Cragmont, Tunnel Wall
3
I 5.10
The Organ - 10 Percent III 5.9 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
10 Percent
III 5.9, The Organ


Photo:Bryan Bird
The Organ
5
III 5.9
Isaac - Iron Like a Lion In Zion IV/V 5.11b/c  - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Iron Like a Lion In Zion
IV/V 5.11b/c , Isaac


Photo:Bryan Bird
Isaac
16
IV/V 5.11b/c
Kung Fu Theatre, Tunnel Wall - Bruce Lee Memorial Crack 5.10 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Bruce Lee Memorial Crack
5.10, Kung Fu Theatre, Tunnel Wall


Photo:Bryan Bird
Kung Fu Theatre, Tunnel Wall
1
5.10
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
Eagle Crags - Tooele Tower III 5.9+ - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Tooele Tower
III 5.9+, Eagle Crags


Photo:Bryan Bird
Eagle Crags
3
III 5.9+
Cathedral Mountain - Coke Explosion III 5.10 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Coke Explosion
III 5.10, Cathedral Mountain


Photo:Bryan Bird
Cathedral Mountain
4
III 5.10
East Temple - Fang Spire IV 5.9 C3 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Fang Spire
IV 5.9 C3, East Temple


Photo:Bryan Bird
East Temple
6
IV 5.9 C3
Headache Area, Tunnel Wall - The Headache II 5.10 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
The Headache
II 5.10, Headache Area, Tunnel Wall


Photo:Bryan Bird
Headache Area, Tunnel Wall
3
II 5.10
Cerberus Gendarme - Cherry Crack I 5.10 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Cherry Crack
I 5.10, Cerberus Gendarme


Photo:Bryan Bird
Cerberus Gendarme
2
I 5.10
East Temple - Old Man of The Mountain III 5.10 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Old Man of The Mountain
III 5.10, East Temple


Photo:Bryan Bird
East Temple
6
III 5.10
The Watchman - Uklaw and Aktak V 5.10 C1 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Uklaw and Aktak
V 5.10 C1, The Watchman


Photo:Bryan Bird
The Watchman
14
V 5.10 C1
Cragmont, Tunnel Wall - Feast of Snakes III 5.11 - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Feast of Snakes
III 5.11, Cragmont, Tunnel Wall


Photo:Bryan Bird
Cragmont, Tunnel Wall
6
III 5.11
Kung Fu Theatre, Tunnel Wall - Kung Fu Fighter III 5.10+/11- - Zion National Park, Utah, USA. Click for details.
Kung Fu Fighter
III 5.10+/11-, Kung Fu Theatre, Tunnel Wall


Photo:Bryan Bird
Kung Fu Theatre, Tunnel Wall
4
III 5.10+/11-
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