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Johnson Mountain Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Johnson mountain as seen from the Anasazi Plateau.

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 >>>


Johnson Mountain sits above the town of Sprindale at the confluence of the north fork and east fork of the Virgin river. See the new "Zion Climbing - Free and clean" guide book for more details.

Getting There 

Start the approach from the public park just as you come into Springdale. Expect to hike up strenuous terrain for at least an hour to an hour and a half.

Climbing Season

For the Zion National Park area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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Rock Climbing Photo: Settler's Line from the bottom. Take notice of the...

Settlers Line 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Utah : Zion National Park : Johnson Mountain
Settlers Line is an excellent offwidth and chimney route. The rock is bomber throughout the route. The summit is only as big as a living room and dead flat.p1:Follow low angle hand crack to hard part right at the end.(100ft)5.9p2:Face climb up to bolt 10 feet above the anchor. Then climb straight up over a small roof via a #1 camalot crack. Then traverse 5 feet to the left into a #4 crack. Follow this crack as it grows into a #5 to #6 and ends with a layback 8 inch crack ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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