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Red Arch Mountain

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Red Arch Mountain  


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Description 

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 6.2 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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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Featured Route For Red Arch Mountain
Shune's Buttress. Photo taken directly beneath route. 5.11a variation is in the middle of the photo, while 5.11c traditional start is to the left. Can easily see next few pitches in corner system as well as roof pitch on pitch 5.

Shune's Buttress 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  UT : Zion National Park : Red Arch Mountain
Considered 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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