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rocknpowda


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Anyone know of any walls in the sun besides Touchstone, moonlight and Spaceshot.


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I've done shear too many times already. Do you know if Swoop Gimp is in the sun or is it tucked in the shade?


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Yeah, Shear is cool.

I think the whole thing has gone free at like .13 something. I reccomend doing it in a day as the hauling is ASS because of all the ledges that you have to move the bags across. The crux free sections are the Purple tcu pitch and the pitch after it and the last two pitches that can be run together as one.

I am taking a friend who's never been walling, or aid climbing for that matter, out so I think the shield may be a little serious.


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desert shield is an excellent route.

crux pitch(8 if i remember correctly went by fast, with good/tenuous hooking. we did not nail.

upper protion gets awesome late day sun.

lower jungle pitches are dumas usual.

we did it in one day.

route to the left of space shot is good too. i do not remember the name right now.

10th mtn is a good route as well as cowboy bob. both extremly long days with possible bird closures.

tricks of the trade is the best route in zion!


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There are 3 routes to the left of Space shot- Cosmic Trauma 5.9 A3- Moon Patrol 5.9(?) A2- Equinox 5.10. All should have the same amount of sun as space shot. I climbed the first 4 pitchs of Swoop Gimp in March, a couple of years ago. We climbed mostly at night but I can tell you the sun you get is very similiar to moonlight. None in the mid to late after noon- but a lot in the morning. Anybody want to go to Zion next week?
josh


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I'd be up for Moonlight...or maybe spaceshot. I haven't completed spaceshot so that would be #1 on my list. The soonest I could be there is tues. evening. I could go in a couple of weeks as well..... maybe you would have more time then? For routes like moonlight I wouldn't want to haul...maybe we could link a couple? Spaceshot and touchstone?
I'm not in Ammon's league but that linkup is doable...
Let me know...
josh


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Yea hauling sucks! Light and fast! Short fixing would be key!
I Will be off from the 18th thru the 22nd of March. I've done Touchstone and half of spaceshot, so I think the link up would be doable. Maybe a day of "cragging" and then fire?
josh


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NIICCEE!!!

Joe and Josh.... sending in Zion!!!

Let me know how you guys do.... and make sure you clock in, and out. Like they do at BD, haa haa ha.

Huh, Joe?

No really, I'll put it on the page I'm building.

Inspiration WILL flow to others.

Cheers guys, Ammon


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no hauling is right! only on the captain for this kid from now on.

what dates are you talking? i've done spaceshot and touchstone so linkup could be doable if there is short-fixing involved.


ummm crag routes. one b4 lunch and one b4 420?? 5 pitch routes only take like 3 hours or so. link the pitches and free climb. .11 pitch on touchstone is fun. handcracks on spaceshot are fun.


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