RT Stats: ~ 1 1/4 miles & 400 feet
Difficulty: Class 3

The Crew: DB & CP (bride and groom), Andy Mac, Walt, Tracy, Michelle, Dimples, Aron and the infamous AA

The purpose of this outing was mostly social, a chance to enjoy casual adventure with yesterday's bride and groom and an assortment of friends, new and old.

The original plan for the morning was to climb Tabernacle Dome, but with the park still officially off limits due to the government shutdown we turned our attention across the steet to Lambs Knoll. Though Lambs Knoll is partially within Zion National Park, its summit and an easy route to get there lie outside of the park on BLM land.

We made the short hike to the top of Lambs Knoll at a casual pace, enjoyed some incredible early morning light on the summit, and then explored some mini slot canyons on the north side on the descent. There are many established anchors, some even nice bolts, thanks to the fact that local guiding companies take their clients here regularly.

Red Butte (far left), Spendlove Knoll (middle) & Cave Knoll (right) as seen on the short approach to Lambs Knoll.

Another shot of Red Butte & Spendlove Knoll.

Andy Mac imitating Harlan who sadly could not be with us today.

The crew on the brushy approach.

Gazing toward Zion from near the summit of Lambs Knoll in some spectacular early morning light.

AA leads the way up the third class summit block.

Tracy & CP arrive at the base of the summit block.

DB gettin' it done.

Tracy's turn at the summit obstacle.

DB & AA supervise.

Bride & groom on the summit!!!

View northwest from the top of Lambs Knoll.

Aron & Tracy on the nicely lit summit.

AA leads the first rap into the small canyon system on the north side of Lambs Knoll.

Mini slot horseplay.

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