Touchstone Wall, Zion
by Javier Ybarra
The Great White Throne as seen from
the base of Moonlight Buttress.
Rising a whopping 2400 ft above the
canyon floor, it was first climbed in
1927 by W. H. W. Evans.
Casting off the ground on pitch one.
Is that a smile or a grimace?
Good friend Mister Matthews and I
preparing to haul bags up to the
A much needed rest at the third belay.
One can just make out the small roof
below which is the crux of the climb.
Jose Gasper plugging away at pitch
four on the Touchstone Wall.