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Aries Butte Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,492'
Location: 37.23167, -112.90746 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: jersey on Mar 3, 2009
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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 MORE INFO >>>


The Aries Butte is an a beautiful white slab pyramid visible from rt. 9 north of the road in zion national park.

Getting There 

Aries Butte can be accessed by either petroglyph or jughandle canyon, scramble up to the saddle south of the butte to reach climb.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Aries Butte

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Aries Butte:
Led by Sheep   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 4 pitches, 800'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: From the approach.  The climb is actually around t...

Led by Sheep 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b  Utah : Zion National Park : ... : Aries Butte
The East Side of Zion is another magical place of a very different variety, separated not only by a mile long tunnel. but by the nature of the landscape. Drivinging up the switchbacks of Pine Creek. Out of the shadowy depths of the imposing Navaho walls. Into the tunnel dark as the starless night., only to exit into the bright sun and wind in a land of smoothly swirling slabs gliding upward to softly sculpted pyramids. This is a land of a different venture entirely from that of the sheer big wal...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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