Carbuncle Buttress Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Carbuncle Buttress, above The Zion Lodge
|***** RAIN AND WET ROCK ***** The sandstone in Zion is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN ZION during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>|
This crag has a bunch of nice single pitch sub-5.10 routes and a few fun longer routes. Some of them require two ropes to rappel. This area gets afternoon sun.
It's a short uphill hike on a climbers' path starting just down canyon from the main Zion Lodge building. Park there, or take the shuttle, depending on the season.
Climbing Season For the Zion National Park area.
Weather station 2.7 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Carbuncle Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Carbuncle Buttress:
Handy 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 90'
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