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Iron Messiah T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Elevation: 4,664 ft
GPS: 37.258, -112.957 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: david goldstein on Nov 2, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures ***** 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 Details

Description [Suggest Change]

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 [Suggest Change]

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.

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