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

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Red Arch Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Bits and Pieces
Trad 8 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 117
Shune's Buttress
Trad 8 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 6
Rites of Passage
Trad 9 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bits and Pieces
 13
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 8 pitches
Shune's Buttress
 117
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 8 pitches
Rites of Passage
 6
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 9 pitches
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