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Description 

A southeast-facing wall about 1000' high. It is across from the Grotto picnic area. The only well known route on it is Iron Messiah, a quality grade IV 5.10.

Good views of this wall are obtained from the picnic area and from Zion Lodge.


Getting There 

From the Grotto picnic area, cross the river on the Angel's Landing hiking trail. After about 100', take the left fork, toward Emerald Pools.

The trail quickly gains one or two hundred feet of elevation, then levels off. At this point, you are pretty close to the base of Spearhead. Continue on the trail until below the start of your route, then look for an existing climbers trail or a convenient drainage.

Total time from picnic area to base of wall is about 15 minutes.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.7 miles from here

1 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['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 Spearhead:
Iron Messiah   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 10 pitches, 1000'   
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Featured Route For Spearhead
Bill leading the first hard pitch (P2 in the description), the Black Face.

Iron Messiah 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  UT : Zion National Park : Spearhead
This route is similar to Epinephrine at Red Rock, but a little wilder and not as good.The route follows a large, left-facing corner system on the left side of The Spearhead. It is easily scoped from the vicinity of the Zion Lodge.Start at a right-angling ramp system below the main corner. As of this writing there is a fixed rope midway up the ramp.P1 (4th class, 200+') Clamber up the ramp to a large ledge. The ledge contains a tree with rap slings. Abo...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Suitable route for use with two 60m ropes. Lee Jensen
BETA PHOTO: Suitable route for use with two 60m ropes. Lee Jen...
RMNP climbers can see a resemblance to another spearhead. <br />Green line is Iron Messiah
BETA PHOTO: RMNP climbers can see a resemblance to another spe...

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