The following cliffs will be closed to climbing beginning March 1, 2012: Angels Landing, Cable Mountain, The Great White Throne (beyond single- and double-pitched climbs), 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, and the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek. All other cliffs will remain open to climbing.
Mt. Moroni is a broad wall that is situated on the right side of the mouth of the Court of the Patriarchs. It is in front of Isaac.
Moroni is home to numerous lines, including many obscure or second-tier Zion classics.
Getting There (Left Side)
Climbs on the left side of the face are best approached from the Court of the Patriarchs viewpoint/bus stop. You can cross the river at a small footbridge near Park Service buildings and stables. A sandy trail takes you into the Court of the Patriarchs.
To access Moroni, take the rightmost trail—the Sand Bench Trail that runs above the Virgin River from the Court to Zion Lodge (it is popular with horse pack trains).
Find an appropriate spot or gully to approach the cliff as the few climber trails in this area are subtle and hard to find.
Getting There (Center and Right Side)
When climbing routes on the center or right side of Moroni it is best to approach from the Zion Lodge.
Again, start on the Sand Bench trail that starts on the left, shortly after the footbridge across the river. After a short hike (5-10 minutes) there is a hard-to-find climbers' trail that takes you to routes such as Plan B, Smoot-Ellison, etc.
Plan B ascends a right-facing corner system through three distinct roofs. The rock is generally good quality and the climbing is quite enjoyable. A challenging route with some incredible positions. The route now goes free, but was originally done at 5.11 C2.P1 (5.6) Climb the detached pillar/flake via squeeze chimney. Belay off gear.P2 (5.11a) Climb the splitter finger and tight-hand crack in the face right of the corner to a tree.P3 (5.11) Continue up the crack t...[more]Browse More Classics in UT