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By mac gilbert
Apr 18, 2013

anyone have a link to the current closures in Zion. All i can find is a link from march 2012.

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By divnamite
From New York, NY
Apr 18, 2013

www.nps.gov/zion/parknews/2013-climbing-closures.htm


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By Ryan Williams
Administrator
From London (sort of)
Apr 18, 2013
El Chorro

From the NPS website:

Cliff Closures
Below are the routes (including maps) that are closed beginning on March 1, 2013.

Angels Landing
Cable Mountain (Opened on April 18, 2013)
The Great White Throne (Opened on April 18, 2013)
Mt. Isaac (in Court of the Patriarchs)
The Sentinel
Mountain of the Sun
North Twin Brother
Tunnel Wall
The East Temple
Mount Spry
The Streaked Wall
Mount Kinesava
Middle Fork of Taylor Creek


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By fossana
From Bishop, CA
Apr 19, 2013
downclimb off the First Flatiron <br />photo by TooTallTim

This link (same as Ryan's list) appears to have the most updated info: www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/climbing.htm

Looks like they haven't got around to updating the closures page yet. Check the peak-specific pdf map for detail on the exact closure regions. Some aspects are still open.


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By Daniel Winder
Apr 19, 2013

They also haven't bothered updating their entry price either. The website says $12 per person to walk in, but plan on forking over $25 to an unsympathetic ranger. I was told that information on the website is "not reliable"; however, when you call their phone number a recorded message directs you to look at their website.

Sorry for the off-topic rant.


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By fossana
From Bishop, CA
Apr 19, 2013
downclimb off the First Flatiron <br />photo by TooTallTim

Daniel Winder wrote:
They also haven't bothered updating their entry price either. The website says $12 per person to walk in, but plan on forking over $25 to an unsympathetic ranger.


$25 for a walk-in?!? That's a scam given that a single private vehicle entry fee allows up to 15 people.


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By Ryan Williams
Administrator
From London (sort of)
Apr 19, 2013
El Chorro

Daniel Winder wrote:
They also haven't bothered updating their entry price either. The website says $12 per person to walk in, but plan on forking over $25 to an unsympathetic ranger. I was told that information on the website is "not reliable"; however, when you call their phone number a recorded message directs you to look at their website. Sorry for the off-topic rant.


The American government at its best.


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By Andy Hansen
From Longmont, Colorado
Apr 19, 2013
Intruder, 5.11+. Zion National Park. Photo: Matt Kuehl

The Headache (at the Tunnel Wall) is still open though surprisingly. Everything to the right of that and up to Kung Fu amphitheater is closed. In case you were wondering. I'd pay 25$ to climb that route.


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By fossana
From Bishop, CA
Apr 21, 2013
downclimb off the First Flatiron <br />photo by TooTallTim

Daniel, I asked the Zion E entrance ranger today. He said that it's still $12 for a walk-in pass. Agree that per person that's high versus $25 for a van with 10 people but it's not $25.


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By Daniel Winder
Apr 21, 2013

fossana wrote:
Daniel, I asked the Zion E entrance ranger today. He said that it's still $12 for a walk-in pass. Agree that per person that's high versus $25 for a van with 10 people but it's not $25.


I walked in from the movie theater parking lot on the morning of April 6. The ranger at the pay station that gave me the above information was a heavyset middle age woman. When I asked if she would be willing to let me in for $12, her answer was a flat no. Maybe I got ripped off, I don't know.
I guess I was a little sore about the situation because the funds were tight and it meant no celebratory post climb beer.

Regardless, tons of spectacular climbing open and it's not even too hot yet.


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By fossana
From Bishop, CA
Apr 21, 2013
downclimb off the First Flatiron <br />photo by TooTallTim

Daniel Winder wrote:
I walked in from the movie theater parking lot on the morning of April 6. The ranger at the pay station that gave me the above information was a heavyset middle age woman. When I asked if she would be willing to let me in for $12, her answer was a flat no.


Weird, I would file a complaint at the park office if you haven't already. Sorry that happened.


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By Daniel Winder
Apr 21, 2013

I just got off the phone with Mindy in Zion National Park. She wasn't able to give a straight answer right away about how much walking in to the park costs. After putting me on hold for 5 minutes she returned and stated that anyone walking in from the Springdale entrance would be charged $25 despite what the website says.


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By fossana
From Bishop, CA
Apr 21, 2013
downclimb off the First Flatiron <br />photo by TooTallTim

Daniel Winder wrote:
I just got off the phone with Mindy in Zion National Park. She wasn't able to give a straight answer right away about how much walking in to the park costs. After putting me on hold for 5 minutes she returned and stated that anyone walking in from the Springdale entrance would be charged $25 despite what the website says.


Wow, they need to get it together, or next time enter through the E side and ask for the older gentleman with the beard who says it's still $12.


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