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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

Small crag with a few good single pitch routes in between Court of the Patriarchs and the Grotto. Routes are trad climbs with most having a set of bolted anchors on top. Possible 4th class scramble to reach the top as well.

Getting There

Get off at the Court of the Patriarchs shuttle stop, walk up the road towards the Grotto. Look for steep climbers trail on the right side of the road(the side opposite of the river).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Practice Cliffs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 11
Unknown Chimney
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Unknown
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 37
Casual Sex
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Flake Route
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Unknown Chimney
 11
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b TR
Unknown
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Casual Sex
 37
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Flake Route
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
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Paul Hutton
Kansas City, MO
Paul Hutton   Kansas City, MO
I onsight free soloed a left-facing crack that's climber's left of the big face that has a route with one bolt under an anchor, that's closed off with a yellow chain, or something. It's not in the guide book. Does anyone else care to claim a first free solo? Jul 17, 2016
Boissal .
Small Lake, UT
Boissal .   Small Lake, UT
You probably left the crack dripping wet with spray... Jul 18, 2016
Tofu Brain
Denver
Tofu Brain   Denver
Paul, hate to burst your bubble... but I got the first onsight free solo in flip flops while pounding a Coors Light. If you want, I got a gnarly 5.3 crack proj near there that is just waiting for a onsight free solo FA. Pm if you want to the location. Jul 18, 2016
Matthew Williams
Holladay, UT
Matthew Williams   Holladay, UT
From the "Court of the Patriarchs" shuttle stop, walk up canyon .2 miles towards the next stop, The Grotto.. The trail will be on your right. You'll also be able to see the obvious chimney from the road. May 1, 2017