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Red Arch Mountain 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 >>>


Half-way up Zion Canyon on the east/south side is the aptly-named Red Arch Mountain, home to the ultra-classic Shune's Buttress.

Getting There 

Take the shuttle to the Grotto and hike up the drainage. Red Arch Mountain is on your right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Red Arch Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Red Arch Mountain:
Bits and Pieces   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
Rites of Passage   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 9 pitches, 800'   
Shune's Buttress   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Shune's Buttress. Photo taken directly beneath rou...

Shune's Buttress 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  UT : Zion National Park : Red Arch Mountain
Considered 30 - The Rostrum of Zion. I think it's close, but not quite. Does have the same grade, a bit shorter, but has a nice wide pitch to it to boot.After scrambling to the base, the first pitch starts up an obvious left-facing corner with a wide pod at the start.P1 (5.11+) Climb the wide pod to the long section of sustained 1-1.5" crack. Ledge halfway up with anchors on the left, but you can continue to the ledge, about 160' up. The last 20' of the pitch are classic Zion fun...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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