Kanab/Zion


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Henry Holub · · Altus, Ok · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 525

I'll be vacationing with family in Southern Utah (staying in Kanab) next week. I will have first-time climbers with me. I'm looking for 5.4-5.7 single pitch climbs with easy TR access without leading (no one else will have ever belayed before). I'm looking at Zion's practice cliffs here on MP but am curious if there's another similar area in/near Zion or near Kanab that fits this description. Thanks!

Brian in SLC · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Oct 2003 · Points: 13,702
Henry Holub wrote:I'll be vacationing with family in Southern Utah (staying in Kanab) next week. I will have first-time climbers with me. I'm looking for 5.4-5.7 single pitch climbs with easy TR access without leading (no one else will have ever belayed before). I'm looking at Zion's practice cliffs here on MP but am curious if there's another similar area in/near Zion or near Kanab that fits this description. Thanks!
I'd suggest the St. George area, maybe Shotgun Alley, as a better venue.

The climb up to the practise cliffs is kinda loose and sandy and the routes may not be that suited to beginner climbers.
Marc801 C · · Sandy, Utah · Joined Feb 2014 · Points: 65

Zion isn't really a beginner friendly area.

BigB · · Red Rock, NV · Joined Feb 2015 · Points: 340

try "Green Valley Gap" in St George.
You can literally top-rope off your car/truck/van bumper(there are actual anchors)and it goes from I believe easy 5.5- .12's or maybe harder...

http://www.mountainproject.com/scripts/Search.php?searchType=routeFinder&minVotes=0&selectedIds=105787606&type=rock&diffMinrock=1100&diffMinboulder=20000&diffMinaid=70000&diffMinice=30000&diffMinmixed=50000&diffMaxrock=6800&diffMaxboulder=21400&diffMaxaid=72510&diffMaxice=38500&diffMaxmixed=60000&is_trad_climb=1&is_sport_climb=1&is_top_rope=1&stars=1.8&pitches=0&sort1=area&sort2=rating

Henry Holub · · Altus, Ok · Joined Nov 2015 · Points: 525

Thanks! I appreciate the help. I'd gotten the idea that Zion wasn't ideal for this, but as we will be there a couple days of the trip, I was hopeful there might be something fitting that just wasn't posted on here. I'll check out the other places you mentioned

Klimbien · · St.George Orem Denver Vegas · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 410
Marc801 wrote:Zion isn't really a beginner friendly area.
+1

Try "Green Valley Gap" in St George.
+1
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