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
Long, loose, gendarmed ridge. Dangerous climb. Very alpine. Not for the inexperienced.
Climbs the gendarmed ridge starting down by the base of the streaked wall and goes all the way up to the right of summit cap
Zion free rack, Thin aid gear, Bolt Kit