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Zion shoulder seasons


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jlind · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2011 · Points: 31

What is the best tome of year to do zion walls without crowds?  Or fewer crowds?   

Eric Engberg · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Apr 2009 · Points: 0
jlind wrote:

What is the best tome of year to do zion walls without crowds?  Or fewer crowds?   

Would you rather be too hot or too cold?

Rob T · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Jun 2006 · Points: 10

Summer would be the best time for no crowds. 

With more free climbers working the classics and “walls” that average about 8 pitches winter is a popular time and only getting more so. 

jlind · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Nov 2011 · Points: 31

Ok  so february to early march before spring breakers appear?   I have never been to zion.  I agree, hard to call 8 pitches a wall, but i guess it is.  I would rather be cold than hot. 

Greg Gavin · · SLC, UT · Joined Oct 2008 · Points: 761

Spring generally see's fewer visitors as the weather can be more iffy in my experience. I wouldn't worry to much about spring breakers in zion unless your only objective is to climb moonlight or touchstone which you'll see parties on no matter the time of year. The weather in mid feb to early march can be awesome especially on the routes toward the mouth of the canyon.

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