The Sanctuary is a very remote technical peak in a rarely visited area of Zion. The climbing is on soft white rock slabs with poor gear at times.
The Sanctuary is located in the Phantom Valley off of the West Rim Trail in the Zion deep back country. This peak is about 12 miles in from Lava Point. The approach is largely off trail with possible technical sections.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Sanctuary:
Rat Salad 5.7 R Trad, Alpine, 5 pitches, 1000 feet, Grade III
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Rat Salad 5.7 R UT : Zion National Park : The Sanctuary
Rat Salad climbs directly up the East prow of the Sanctuary on soft white rock slabs. Some simu-climbing was done, some marginal belays and bushes were used. The Crux is at the pin (was a solid placement at the time of the f.a.). Cross the summit plateau and scramble up the final summit block....[more] Browse More Classics in UT