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Emerald Pools Rock Climbing 

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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 >>>


This is one of the most beautiful areas in Zion. There are several spectacular waterfalls that drop into crystal clear pools. Set in a box canyon, with the amazing north face of Lady Mt. on the left and Mt. Majestic on the right, it's an impressive place to be.

Getting There 

From the Zion Lodge, cross the river taking the Emerald Pools trail.

Climbing Season

For the Zion National Park area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Emerald Pools

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Emerald Pools:
Cracking the Emerald   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1+     Aid, 6 pitches, 750'   
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Cracking the Emerald 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1+  UT : Zion National Park : Emerald Pools
This is a great undiscovered mixed free and aid venture. It goes all clean. You have the option to climb moderate aid where you need to, or push the free climbing up the abundance of hand and finger cracks. Each belay has a ledge and the rock for most of the route is exceptional. The last 2 pitches are of lesser quality, but are still worth it especially if you like aid climbing. Mandatory free climbing is about 5.8...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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