Hejira, Ataxia Tower, Tunnel Wall IV 5.10

   
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Zion National Park, Utah, USA

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Avg time to climb route: 5 hours
Approach time: 5 minutes
Descent time: 5 minutes
Number of pitches: 5
Height of route: 500'
Overview
FA: Jim Beyer and Misa Giesey, fall/1979.

Hejira climbs up a left-facing corner system for a few pitches and then traverses right over the top of a flake system to the next crack system over, then follows a steep crack to the rim. I haven’t heard of this route seeing a repeat; come prepared!

Rack: pro to 6”.

Descent: The first ascent hiked to the east side of the tunnel. It is possible to descend the gully above the pull-out where your car is parked and end up on top of the Rainbow Roof. This descent reportedly needs some of the anchors to be beefed up.

The following three routes begin from a large ledge bordered on both sides by black, bulging walls with prominent orange streaks at the base. The right-hand of the two streaked buttresses has a wide and loose chimney capped by a roof with an offwidth running up from there. The approach trail passes through a circular alcove that is usually riddled with cat and fox shit. You can access the large ledge from the right side of the cat shit cave.





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