Touchstone Wall IV/V 5.10 C1 or 5.13b

 
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Cerberus Gendarme


Zion National Park, Utah, USA


Trip Report
TR: Touchstone Wall, Zion NP
Sunday August 14, 2011 9:16pm
This is a TR of my second big wall. We did this route back in March of this year. My partner and I had never been on the route before and it took us just under 7 hours to reach the summit. It felt like we moved pretty fast, whether or not we did, I don't know. Either way it was really fun to leave the pig and blast up a route. Here's the link:

http://ghowland.blogspot.com/2011/08/touchstone-wall-zion.html


View down canyon from the bivy ledge on Touchstone, Zion NP
View down canyon from the bivy ledge on Touchstone, Zion NP
Credit: GHowland

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GHowland is a trad climber from Boulder, CO.

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Dirka

Trad climber
Hustle City
  Aug 14, 2011 - 09:18pm PT
Pimp!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
  Aug 14, 2011 - 09:23pm PT
I have become convinced that people should not haul on this route.

Second to last pitch is my favorite.
A reverse sandbag; it looks intimidating overhanging on both sides of a corner but every time you reach up there is a locker jam or redeeming face hold.
GHowland

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Author's Reply  Aug 14, 2011 - 09:36pm PT
Ron I agree. Even slower parties could fix the first two or three pitches and fire on day two and be just fine. I think this goes for all of the easier walls in the area also.
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
  Aug 14, 2011 - 10:27pm PT
Can't tell you how many times I have seen people use the top of the first as a cheap campsite.

Lame.
J. Werlin

Social climber
Cedaredge, CO
  Aug 15, 2011 - 10:29am PT
Nice go lads! Thanks for the cool story and pics.
survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
  Aug 15, 2011 - 11:20am PT
Well done!!
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