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Zen Garden aka Ninja Training Cave

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Zen Garden aka Ninja Training Cave Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,987'
Location: 38.58167, -109.63587 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: ben jammin on Feb 24, 2015
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rainy days in the cave.... too wet to climb anywhe...

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>

Description 

A long, steep cave located by a nice pond a few minutes hike up Culvert/Dragonfly Canyon. Originally developed by then local hard-man Zach Smith.

Getting There 

Go through the culvert and hike up (stay in the wash) about 5 minutes. The trail goes up and over the cave but you'll see the pond and the cave is directly behind it. Can't miss it.

Climbing Season

For the Potash Road area.

Weather station 2.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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