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Zion National Park | Utah

Rock Climbing in Zion National Park

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Season

Year-round, but spring and fall are best

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Nearest city

Springdale is a 30 min away; Las Vegas is a 3 hours away

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Duration

1 day

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Skill level

Beginner to advanced

Climb Zion — land of the gods and a playground for climbers

If you are an avid rock climber or a family looking for an adventure, Zion is the place for you. This world-renowned jungle playground offers various cliffs and boulders for every skill level. With every style of climbing available, including bouldering, single-pitch and multi-pitch climbing, Zion can please any visiting climber. Your local experienced guide will customize the day according to your wishes and pace, making it the perfect day outdoors. While you are not climbing, make sure to explore the wildlife and natural wonders of the Zion National Park. Once you do, you will see why do many climbers keep coming back to this fascinating location!

Most Popular Itineraries

Half-Day of Climbing With a Private Guide

From $260 · Half-day

This 4-5 hours long outing is perfect for families or couples looking to explore Zion’s area and experience the excitement of rock climbing. Customize your trip with your professional and friendly guide, find the perfect spot and put your climbing skills to a test.

A Customized Day of Climbing with a Private Guide

From $355 · Full-day

Enjoy a day of customized guided rock climbing in a spectacular environment. Zion offers virtually every type of climbing to suit every skill level. Learn how to use your body movement and master the basic climbing techniques or, if you are an advanced climber, conquer another big wall.

Private Intro to Rock Climbing

From $250 · Half-day

This introductory course will help you understand the basic movements and techniques of rock climbing. Enjoy a day on the rocks surrounded by the beautiful scenery of Zion as your guide lets you in on some tips and tricks for climbing. After learning the basics, try out your newly acquired skills on some more complicated routes and see what makes rock climbing so exciting!

Multi-Pitch Rock Climbing Day

From $640 · 2 Days

Tackle new heights and find out why Zion was long referred to as a sacred place where gods lived. If you have some experience climbing and want to step up your game, get ready for some light hiking to the crag and crush some rocks! Enjoy the multi-pitch climbs and explore new terrains. If you’re an experienced multi-pitch climber, then only the sky’s the limit!

Things you need to know

Covid measures in Zion National Park

57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re travelling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Zion, please refer to the Zion National Park webpage.

Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

What’s included?

What you get in this adventure package:

  • An experienced, local rock-climbing guide with extensive knowledge of the area
  • A half or full day of rock climbing depending on your chosen itinerary
  • All technical climbing gear (helmet, carabiners, shoes, rope, backpack)
  • Transportation to the climbing area from the meeting point

What’s not included in the climbing package:

  • Meals and snacks
  • Water

How fit do I need to be?

If you can climb a ladder, you’re good to go. Being in good shape is always a plus but far from necessary. Rock climbing is all about using good movement technique rather than muscling up a cliff using brute strength. To ensure you have a fun day, your guide will choose routes that best suit your skill and fitness level.

What if I’ve never climbed before?

Zion has plenty of options for beginner climbers. Whether you’ve never climbed before or are transitioning from the gym to outdoor climbing, your guide will customize the day to suit your skill level and objectives. With a guide by your side, you’ll learn something new, stay safe on the rocks, and most importantly, have fun!

For intermediate to advanced climbers, Zion has loads of routes to spend the day on. Your guide will discuss your objectives and customize the day to your goals. Let your guide plan the day so you can focus on developing your skills while climbing the classic routes or best hidden gems the area has to offer.

What do I need to bring?

Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

  • Daypack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 35L bag)
  • Water bottle or hydration pack
  • Food you can eat on-the-go
  • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera — optional

Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

Technical gear list

All technical climbing equipment will be provided by your guiding service. However, if you have your own gear, feel free to bring it. You’ll need:

  • Helmet* (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
  • Harness with a locking carabiner, belay device, and chalk bag
  • Rock shoes* (included in the price, but we recommend bringing your own if you have them)
  • Ropes
  • Backpack* (provided by the guiding service, but if you have your own, feel free to take it with you)
  • Climbing hardware (quickdraws, cam devices, stoppers, etc.)

Why should I book with 57hours?

With us, it’s all play and no work for you! 57hours is an open platform that connects you with trained and certified outdoor adventure professionals all over the world. Using our tech-savvy, we make it super easy to find and book adventures worth tackling, with guides worth booking, all gathered from the first-hand experiences of the locals who adventure in these amazing locations.

What about group sizes and pricing?

For half-day and full-day adventures, the max client to guide ratio is 6:1 and cost is per person. For multi-pitch and intro to rock clmbing adventures, the max client to guide ratio is 2:1 and cost is per person.

Costs per person will decrease as the group grows for private tours, so it’s the perfect opportunity to climb with friends and family!

Climbing days can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

What is the minimum age requirement?

  • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
  • Anyone younger than 18 can go climbing on a case-by-case basis. Parts of Zion are suitable for all ages and skill levels.

If your group has climbers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

What about bad weather?

As the saying goes, “there’s no such thing as bad weather, only bad preparation.” You can expect your guides to be fully prepared for anything. Inclement weather can always get in the way of climbing, but your guide will know the best spots to move to if the weather takes a turn.

On the rare occasion of truly bad weather, your guide will present you with suitable alternatives. The most common practice is to move to a nearby location if it exists, or to reschedule your climbing to a more favorable day.

If climbing is not possible on your scheduled day and no options presented are viable, you will be issued a full refund.

Do I need an insurance policy?

We highly recommended that you cover all your bases with emergency medical insurance. With medical insurance, if you have an accident or medical emergency on or off the mountain, you’ll avoid paying out of pocket for costly expenses. This covers everything from hospital treatments to emergency air transportation and more.

If you need assistance selecting the right insurance for your group, let us know and we will be happy to help!

Cancellation policy

With 57hours, you benefit from both our own cancellation policy as well as that of the individual guiding service that delivers your adventure. All policies regarding cancellation will be clearly laid out by your guide after booking your adventure, but rest assured that our own cancellation policy will work on top of what is provided by your guide.

For this adventure, 57hours offers a Moderate Cancellation Policy, which states:
If Client cancels the Booking anytime prior to thirty (30) calendar days in advance of the trip contemplated by the booking, Client is entitled to a full refund. For cancellations fourteen (14) to twenty nine (29) calendar days in advance, Client is entitled to a refund in the amount of fifty percent (50%) of the total amount paid when Booking. For cancellations zero (0) to thirteen (13) days in advance, the Client is not entitled to any refund.

For more information on terms and conditions, please visit our Terms of Service page.

Getting there and meeting location

To get to Zion National Park, most people fly into McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. From Las Vegas, which is only three hours away, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service to Zion National Park. The closest commercial flight airport is St. George Regional Airport, only an hour drive away from the Park. From there, you also can take a shuttle to Zion National Park.

Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet — usually all trips and courses meet at the guide’s store in the heart of Springdale, unless otherwise specified. From there, you’ll head to the crag and begin your day of climbing!

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