Lady Mountain Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Signs like this (occasionally) show the way
|***** 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 >>>|
To climbers, Lady Mountain is the beautiful and impressively shear, north facing wall in the upper Emerald pools area. From it's summit, this 2,200' wall is perhaps the steepest, and smoothest in Zion. One grade VI has been done here. The upper pools area is memorable as you are surrounded on 3 sides by large sandstone monoliths. Heaps and Behunin canyons drain into this stunning area.
The southeast side sports the standard mountaineers hike to the summit. A short rope will be needed for a few pitches along this cool trail. Views from the summit are unique. The hike takes at least 1/2 a day...Great hike, A must do!
Take the Emerald Pools trail.
Weather station 2.7 miles from here
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Featured Route For Lady Mountain
Ghost Dance 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
: Zion National Park
: Lady Mountain
This route climbs the incredible north face of Lady Mountain. Start in a chimney just left of a major right facing corner. Above the chimney, climb clean face cracks on aid. Higher, some free sections lead to a big midway ledge...great bivy.A blank area above leads to the beautiful upper corners. Exit an arch and climb one more blank area (bolts & hooks) to a sickle-like corner. At the top of this, the first ascent party ended the route as the wall slabbed out. Rap the route. ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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Jun 14, 2008
The was a trail constructed in 1923 to take guests from Zion Lodge to the top of Lady Mountain. A very ambitious route, it was abandoned by the Park Service in the 60's, which means it now is a great scramble route! Best done when it's cool or even drizzly, a rope is not needed, a handline might help, and you have to navigate and look carefully to follow remnants of the trail. It's worth it.
Route description (excellent canyoneering site) here: canyoneeringusa.com/utah/zion/
I went from the Bridge to the plaque on top in 64:32; the r/t was 1:48:28 including taking wrong turn on the way down.
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Nov 13, 2008
Buzz, that's a very impressive time for this very steep and convoluted trail. Most people, even those in good shape, should plan for a half-day outing. For those attempting this hike for the first time, I'd suggest reserving the whole day, both to deal with route finding on a trail that is easy to lose in places and to enjoy the magnificent vistas from the summit over a leisurely lunch. Also, keep in mind that the east face gets sun all morning long and can be very hot from May to September. There is no water available on the trail.