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Routes in Red Arch Mountain

Bits and Pieces T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Red Awaking 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b A4
Rites of Passage T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Shune's Buttress T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Wigs in Space T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c

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.
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

Getting There

Take the shuttle to the Grotto and hike up the drainage. Red Arch Mountain is on your right.

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