GPS: 37.259, -112.973 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ian McEleney on May 11, 2007
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 crag has a bunch of nice single pitch sub-5.10 routes and a few fun longer routes. Some of them require two ropes to rappel. This area gets afternoon sun.

Getting There

It's a short uphill hike on a climbers' path starting just down canyon from the main Zion Lodge building. Park there, or take the shuttle, depending on the season.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Carbuncle 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
 15
Just Another Jam
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Handy
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Riddler's Delight
Trad 7 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13
 32
Made to be Broken
Sport 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Just Another Jam
 15
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Handy
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Riddler's Delight
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 7 pitches
Made to be Broken
 32
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b PG13 Sport 5 pitches
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Hyrum j. C
St george, ut
Hyrum j. C   St george, ut
Just did made to be broken June 2nd and it was a really good time to do it. Temps were great the wall was shady when we started and shady even when we got back to the bus. I’m thinking it gets shade till around 1 pm Jun 3, 2018