Touchstone Wall IV/V 5.10 C1 or 5.13b

 
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Cerberus Gendarme


Zion National Park, Utah, USA


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Touchstone - 4/11/2014
Monday April 14, 2014 1:32am
I finally got around to knocking another route off my ToDo list and did Touchstone over the weekend. Zion walls were quite for us, and despite seeing a backpack and climbing shoes at the base of Touchstone, we didn't see a single person on any of the trade routes all weekend. The weather called for a 25% chance of thunderstorms/rain showers so I'm sure many people were deterred but the weatherman lied. Perfect weather all weekend.
After working nights all week, I got off of a 14hr shift at 7am and did the 4.5hr drive from SLC to Zion, racked up, and headed to the shuttle. By 1:30pm we were walking from Big Bend shuttle stop over to the base of the route. We fixed P1-3 on Friday and fired to the top on Saturday with enough time to drive back to SLC later in the afternoon. I'm spent and didn't feel like reuploading pictures, so here are a couple and there are more posted at the link:
http://guyettes.blogspot.com/2014/04/touchstone.html

Big Bend
Big Bend
Credit: drapnea

tree pitch, Touchstone
tree pitch, Touchstone
Credit: drapnea

Panoramic from the top of Touchstone
Panoramic from the top of Touchstone
Credit: drapnea


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DrApnea is a exhausted in SLC, UT.

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thebravecowboy

climber
The Good Places
  Apr 14, 2014 - 01:33am PT
springtime in the desert! woohooo!
T H

Boulder climber
ne'erdowell
  Apr 14, 2014 - 02:21am PT
Thanks.
drapnea

Trad climber
Wenatchee, WA
Author's Reply  Apr 14, 2014 - 03:18pm PT
BTW. If anyone was in the canyon and happened to get a picture of us on the wall we would love to see it.
Rudder

Trad climber
Costa Mesa, CA
  Apr 14, 2014 - 03:57pm PT
TFPU-AC (about climbing) 8-)
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