Type: Trad, 800 ft (242 m), 9 pitches, Grade IV
FA: Dave Jones & Geoff Scherer, 1994
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Shared By: bsmoot on Mar 25, 2008
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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 is another recommended route on Red Arch Mountain. A more adventurous alternative to Shunes. A lower corner crack is connected via face climbing to the prominent upper crack left of Shune's.

P1-3...Follow corner via fist & offwidths to a ledge (5.10+).
P4...Move left out on the face past 2 bolts to easier climbing and a ledge (5.11+).
P5...Wandering face climbing leads to a bolted belay on the face, to the right of a dirty corner system (5.11, some moss & dirt).
P6-9...Move right to single face crack which is followed via easier/classic climbing to the top (mostly hand cracks).

See Topo at visitors center


Begin about 100' left of Shune's Buttress in a long, striking right facing corner.


Standard Zion free rack with extra #3 & 4 camalots.