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|***** 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 >>>|
The east side of the park offers good scrambling, a few longer slab climbs (Checkerboard Mesa), and the occasional free climb.
Drive through the Tunnel
Weather station 4.3 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in East Side
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Side:
Featured Route For East Side
Led by Sheep 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b UT
: Zion National Park
: ... : Aries Butte
The East Side of Zion is another magical place of a very different variety, separated not only by a mile long tunnel. but by the nature of the landscape. Drivinging up the switchbacks of Pine Creek. Out of the shadowy depths of the imposing Navaho walls. Into the tunnel dark as the starless night., only to exit into the bright sun and wind in a land of smoothly swirling slabs gliding upward to softly sculpted pyramids. This is a land of a different venture entirely from that of the sheer big wal...[more] Browse More Classics in UT