Hello I'm heading to Zion in early October (6-9th). I have been to the park before but I have not climbed or and I don't have a climbing book guide. Any suggestions on favorite routes and books? Thanks !
Weeping Rock Chimney, Rain and Right Toilet Crack are short multi pitches that are worthy and within your range. Of course there are a few single pitches 5.9's on Cerberus Gendarme that are worthy as well. There is an easy and long 5.8-9 route up East Temple, but you would have to email me for that beta. Nothing to write home about, but makes for a long ascent to a summit.