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Temple of Sinewava


Zion National Park, Utah, USA


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A Classic Zion Weekend: Astroman of the Desert aka Monkeyfinger [TR]
Tuesday February 23, 2016 11:29am
Im a pretty lazy person so copying and pasting things over on to ST and uploading the images is too much work. Click on the link to view the trip report. Here are a few photos! http://madisonallengoodman.blogspot.com/2016/02/a-classic-zion-weekend.html

Credit: Madskates
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Madskates is a climber from SLC, UT.

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JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
  Feb 23, 2016 - 12:08pm PT
Madison,

The link was so excellent I forgive your laziness. I must admit that your picture of Pitch 5 from below had a resemblance to the Harding Slot, and reading your report and gazing at the pictures almost makes me want to get in shape so I can do the climb.

Almost.

Thanks much.

John
Pcutler

climber
Iowa
  Feb 23, 2016 - 01:02pm PT
Rarely get on Supertopo anymore. Lots of bickering and irrelevant BS. Happened to log in today for the first time in a while and found this gem. Immediately booked a flight to head out to Zion this spring and climb Monkeyfinger - its been on my list for a while just needed this little extra nudge.

Thanks.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
  Feb 23, 2016 - 02:48pm PT
Glad you like it. I guided the FA, and then did the second as well.
moosedrool

climber
Andrzej Citkowicz far away from Poland
  Feb 23, 2016 - 02:50pm PT
I am too lazy to click on your link.

I hope you had fun.

Moose
Escopeta

Trad climber
Idaho
  Feb 23, 2016 - 03:07pm PT
Like many routes in Zion, I've walked to the base of it (I even did the first solo pitch). It certainly looks awesome. Never took a liking to the sandstone. Great pictures and a wonderful area. Thanks for posting...er...linking. Ha
Trashman

Trad climber
SLC
  Feb 23, 2016 - 04:23pm PT
Toker, did you do the Monkey finger crack on the FA? Assumed it was one of your solo fas in which case I'd assume yes, but maybe not if you had a partner?
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
  Feb 23, 2016 - 05:46pm PT
Yes. It is the feature that gave the route its name.

My partner was a sad case, disappeared in the Winds, likely a suicide.
Trashman

Trad climber
SLC
  Feb 23, 2016 - 06:03pm PT
That was my impression, well done, that might be my favorite pitch in the main canyon. Great job drilling that final slab, seems like it must have been bold.

Sorry to hear about your partner, but if you're gonna pick a place to go . . .
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
  Feb 24, 2016 - 10:09am PT
TFPU
W.L.

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
  Feb 24, 2016 - 02:59pm PT
Fantastic! A super fun route, I need to get back to the Park soon.
Ezra Ellis

Trad climber
North wet, and Da souf
  Feb 24, 2016 - 09:33pm PT
Great job! Inspiring!
overwatch

climber
Arizona
  Feb 25, 2016 - 07:48am PT
I am too lazy to click on your link.

Good thing breathing is also an involuntary system.


Nice report thanks for the link.If nothing else you gave stage to those who want to tell us how ST sucks
jasonW.

Trad climber
Salt Lake City
  Mar 9, 2016 - 08:54pm PT
Great TR man! your writing is getting better too!
Steve Grossman

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
  Mar 13, 2016 - 12:48pm PT
Ron- I thought that Gary Gray was your partner on this one.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
  Mar 14, 2016 - 05:27pm PT
Did FA with Rob Schnelker in 1978, and the second in 1979 with Terry Lein and bsmoot.


Gary showed up in 1983. Nice guy, died way too young too.
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