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The Valley of Zion Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.7398, -112.6406 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: DCrane on Oct 29, 2012
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Description 

This area offers some fantastic climbs on limestone of good quality, though some of the newer routes need some cleaning still. Although there is some garbage and shells from shooters in the parking area, this isn't as popular a place to target practice as Lone Rock. The higher areas aren't in the line of fire if that is an issue.
There are other names for the cliffs in this area (and some of the routes) but I am going off of what is in James Garrett's book Utah's West Desert here as it's the only tangible information I can find (Good book, by the way, check it out).

Getting There 

Take I80 West from SLC or East from Wendover to exit 77 Dugway/Rowley. Head South under the freeway and take the first dirt road to your left (East). Follow this until you can turn Left on a 'road' that goes North a bit then around to the East. Park in the large pullout/shooting area on the right.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.1 miles from here

41 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',21],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',6],['5.9',12],['5.10',20],['5.11',0],['5.12',2],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Valley of Zion

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Valley of Zion:
Unknown 5 (aka Antsy Assembly Line)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Blob's Your Aunt
Gerry Rig   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Blob's Your Aunt
Drunk Monkey   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Blob's Your Uncle
Tantenbesuch   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Blob's Your Aunt
Elysian Fields   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   Blob's Your Uncle
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Featured Route For The Valley of Zion
Rock Climbing Photo: view of Elysian Fields

Elysian Fields 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  UT : Stansbury Mountains : ... : Blob's Your Uncle
An interesting adventure multi-pitch sport route that ascends some unique color banded, rough, and pocketed rock.Pitch 1 starts easy following a lower 5.6 angle past a variety of glue-ins and pitons to a 2 bolt anchor.Pitch 2 is where this route turns on its charm with several nice well protected 5.9 moves to a ledge with a 2 bolt belay.Pitch 3 was my favorite pitch with several nice pockets and holds with consistent 5.9 difficulty to 2 bolts, chains, and a rap ring belay.Pitch 4 opens up to a g...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Eric Chabot
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Mar 14, 2016
CONDITION REPORT 
Today I and another HawkWatch International researcher observed an active Red-Tailed Hawk nest in this area, with a bird sitting on eggs. Climbing routes at any of the crags listed in this area may disturb them and disrupt their attempt to breed this year. If you observe a raptor circling overhead & shrieking, or flying away from its nest, you are likely disturbing it. Please consider climbing elsewhere even though there is no official closure. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about this, either by PM on this site or via echabot@hawkwatch.org

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