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Sub Peak of Meridian Tower 

Oak Creek Drainages  Rock Climbing 

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Looking into the Oak Creek Drainage from the Zion ...

2016 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 Oak Creek Drainages is a vast area encompassing the backside of the Three Mary's, West Temple, Altar of Sacrafice,Meridian Tower, the Towers of the Virgin, and the Angelino Wall. There is a collection of climbs in this zone ranging from single pitch to long wall style routes.

Getting There 

This area is located behind the Zion Human History Museum and maintenance yard. Please be respectful of the private residences in the area. Its best to park at the museum and walk the road past the maintenance building.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Oak Creek Drainages

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Oak Creek Drainages :
The Omen   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 6 pitches, 800'   Sub Peak of Meridian Tower
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Rock Climbing Photo: Hand drawn topo for The Omen.

The Omen 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  UT : Zion National Park : ... : Sub Peak of Meridian Tower
The Omen is a quality 6 pitch route that climbs varied crack systems. The left facing corner/handcrack on pitch 2 is visible from the ground.P1: Climb the short corner to a ledge and single bolt belay. 50ftP2: One of the best handcrack pitches in the park. This starts with tight hands and then goes to hands in a corner forever. Bolted belay. 5.10+ 190ftP3: Climb up through the short chimney then trend left up ledges to a bolted belay. 5.8 140ft. Rappel off the left of the tower 50 ft to the...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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