Type: Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, Grade IV
FA: Quinn, Jones (10/88)
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Shared By: e Dixon on Apr 8, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

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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


This route is characterized by a significant amount of offwidth climbing, relatively good quality rock, and a high level of adventure. Well worth the effort.

P1 (5.10a) Follow crack up to overhanging tree.
P2 (5.6) 3rd class from the belay lead to easy moves in an alcove.
P3 (5.9) Move left from belay and climb crack to ledge.
P4 (5.10+) Continue up the left overhanging crack in the recess to offwidth and belay.
P5 Continue up crack past a bolt to belay.
P6 (5.10, C1) Continue up crack.
P7 (5.10+) Continue up twin cracks.
P8 (5.7) Continue up crack system to top.


  • One set of nuts
  • One each blue & yellow Aliens
  • Two to three each #.5 - #1 Camalots
  • Three to five #2 Camalots
  • Two each #3 - #5 Camalots


This route is located on the far right side of the East Temple. Begin hiking from pullout on the north side of the road and just before a bridge 1/2 a mile up Mt. Caramel Highway.


Scramble east for about 40 minutes to Great Arch Overlook Trail.


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