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A nice secluded peak in the seldom visited western part of Zion's backcountry. At the top of this climb you will get a peak of some amazing views, including the backside of the beautiful West Temple. You don't need to obtain a pass for Zion National Park for this route, because you don't go into the main park entrance for this peak. Spring and Fall are the best times to climb this peak. Summer can get pretty hot, and Winter, with the road closure would make this a pretty long approach
Kolob Resevoir road has winter closure. Details
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

On State Highway 9, about 10 miles west of Zion's west entrance, take the Kolob Terrace/Reservoir Road north for about 15 miles to the Wildcat Canyon Trailhead. Park at the parking lot(no parking fees) and take the Wildcat Canyon Trailhead for about 1 1/2 miles, then go south on the Northgate Peaks Trail. That trail will end at a low saddle between the Northgate Peaks in about another mile. North Guardian Angel is just south of the saddle between two peaks. Descend to the base of the mountain, any decent topo will do.

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