Rock climbing requires a level of mental and physical strength that constantly needs to be practiced, like a well-trained muscle. What better way to practice than in the beauty of Zion National Park? Conquer the monolithic mountains of Zion, and experience the beautiful scenery up close by mountaineering in the park.
Due to the difficulty of the 2,000 ft. sandstone cliffs, the majority of climbing routes in the park are only fit for experienced climbers. The best times of the year to rock climb in Zion are March through May and September through the beginning of November. The summer months are often too hot to climb during the day, as temperatures up near the rocks can get above 100 degrees. The rock can be slippery and unsafe during wet weather, which is the worst in July and August, when thunderstorms can roll in quickly during the day without warning.
Guided tours are available from companies outside the park, or take your own equipment to scale the beautiful sandstone on your own.
For more information about overnight climbing permits, click here.