Zion Big Wall Climbs


Zion has hundreds of climbing routes, mostly crack systems, from one pitch long to multi-pitch routes up big walls.

In Southwest Utah, Zion National Park is 43 miles east of St. George and Interstate 15.

The best Zion big wall routes are:

Iron Messiah (III 5.10) 10 pitches. Excellent free route up a big dihedral on The Spearhead.
Shune’s Buttress (III 5.11c) 6-8 pitches. Long classic free climb up stunning splitters at the top.
Touchstone Wall (III 5.11 C1 or 5.9 C2) 8 pitches. Steep, sunny, and popular route up Cerberus Gendarme.
Prodigal Sun (IV 5.5 or 5.8 C2) 9 pitches. Popular big wall route up East Face of Angels Landing.
Moonlight Buttress (IV 5.13a or 5.9 C1) 10-12 pitches. Zion classic with a stunning line and loads of exposure.
Space Shot (IV 5.10 C2) 8 pitches. Steep, spectacular, and exposed aid route up thin cracks.
Monkeyfinger (III 5.12) 9 pitches. The Astroman of Zion with steep and difficult jamming.

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