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Grotto and Base of the Great White Throne Rock Climbing


Routes in Grotto and Base of the Great White Throne

Batteries not Included T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Birthday Corner T 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Box Elder Jam T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Edge of Delight T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Fourplay T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Grasshopper T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
One for the Road T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Rain T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Rookie Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scotch on the Rocks T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Turkey Day Surprise T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Description

The base of the Great White Throne has some decent cragging in the main canyon, covering from Red Arch Mt, to Weeping Rock.
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

Park at or get of the shuttle at the grotto and head up the trail towards Shunes Buttress follwing a faint creek..At the large water holding take turn left and go up the steep but short hill. Turn right toward the wall and follow carins and a trail to the base..

To ascess Grasshopper, Rookie Crack and the other climbs near weeping rock, walk down the road ~10 min until you see a faint trail leading up through the scrub oaks (oppisit a pullout on a sharp turn)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Grotto and Base of the Great White Throne

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Rookie Crack
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scotch on the Rocks
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5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Turkey Day Surprise
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rookie Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Scotch on the Rocks 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Turkey Day Surprise 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
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Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
Gaar   Springdale / Zion UT / Moab
DO NOT FOLLOW THE FALCON GUIDE!!!!!!

One it is dangerously inaccurate, Two there is a well developed trail, starting at the grotto and following the creek up! May 4, 2008

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