Headache Area Rock Climbing
|***** 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 >>>|
North- and northeast-facing sandstone located to the east (left) of the Mt. Carmel tunnel mouth.
Park at the last switchback before the tunnel entrance. Walk towards the tunnel and take the trail that starts on the left side of the tunnel entrance.
Weather station 0.7 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Headache Area:
The Headache 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 380'
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The Headache 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b UT
: Zion National Park
: ... : Headache Area
The Headache is anything but its namesake: an über-classic line with hands, fingers and a short, offwidth section.Before undertaking, check at the vistor center as this climb has been subject to raptor closings in years past.P1 (.10b) The climb begins with two options: either a one inch or a three inch crack, both splitter. Pick one and jam beautiful cracks to the first short, 10b offwidth crux, which protects really well with a 3.5 Camalot.P2 (5.9+ or easy 5.10) Pitch two goes at...[more] Browse More Classics in UT