Elevation: 5,101 ft
GPS: 37.276, -112.945 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew Wellman on Apr 14, 2003
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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

This is the prow that Desert Shield climbs. The standard descent is to rappel Desert Shield.

Getting There

Past big bend on the Zion Canyon road. This buttress is on the right side of the road just before Leaning Wall. The only thing separating it from Leaning Wall is a large broken area with an arch that the Spaceshot rappels go down.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Desert Shield Buttress

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2
 6
Disco Inferno
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c C3
 72
Desert Shield
Trad, Aid 9 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Disco Inferno
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C2 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
Desert Shield
 72
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c C3 Trad, Aid 9 pitches
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