Great White Throne Rock Climbing
Great White Throne from Zion Canyon
|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 Great White Throne is the famous 2,300' formation south of Angels landing. The Historic 1st ascent of the Northwest face was made in 1967 by Fred Beckey, Galen Rowell & Pat Callis.
One of the best view points from the canyon is Weeping Rock. Hidden Canyon is a popular hike below the Great White Thrones Northeast flank.
Climbing Season For the Zion National Park area.
Weather station 2.7 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Great White Throne
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Great White Throne:
Featured Route For Great White Throne
Northwest Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: Zion National Park
: Great White Throne
Begin in the obvious chimney at the left side of the NW face, climb up & right to the midway, brushy ledges. From the upper far left end of these, ascend cracks on the left for 3 mixed pitches to Last Chance Ledge (good bivy). At the right end of this ledge, ascend a long aid pitch to a crack system leading to the summit. Descend the south side of the formation ( 4 or 5 raps). ...[more] Browse More Classics in Utah
The Great White Throne, October 2010