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 Utah Travel Center National ParksArches • Climbing


Arch National ParkClimbing in Arches consists of very technical rock climbing which should be done only by those trained in the sport. Most climbs along with beta are listed in a local guidebook. Climbing is not allowed on any arches specifically mentioned and named on the USGS topographic map, on Balanced Rock and several other places in the park. The visitor center in the park can be helpful for any further needed information.

Location: Much of the Climbing Arches National Park can be reached by taking Highway 191 and turning off to Highway 128 from Moab, then go north.

Climbs in Arches:

  • Three Penguins ( The Right Chimney, The Center Chimney)- Access this set of chimneys just of the main road past the visitor center.
  • Park Avenue Wall (Heart of the Desert)
  • Argon Tower (North Northeast)
  • The Three Gossips (West Face, Lyon-Trautner Route)- 1/4 mile west of the Courthouse Tower parking area lies the 300 foot tower of the Three Gossips which is home to three routes.
  • The Great Wall (Chinese Eyes)
  • Owl Rock, Devil Dog Spire (Industrial Disease)- A 100-foot spire which is a well defined crack system rated at 5.8. Access this rock from the Garden of Eden parking lot.
  • Cuddlebunny Tower, Dark Angel (West Face)

Arch National ParkThe Rock: Soft and often unstable sandstone is the primary rock found in the park and although harsh weather conditions have over time weakened permanent gear as well as the rock, making climbing in Arches quite the thrilling adventure. Climbing in Arches started long before the park was established and still competes for one of the best climbing areas in the world with its majestic towers.

Climbing regulations in the park:

In order to keep climbing open to the public, please observe the following regulations set aside to preserve the rock and the park.

  • Drilling with motorized drills is not allowed.
  • Climbing is not allowed on any arches specifically mentioned and named on the USGS topographic map, on Balanced Rock and several other places in the park. Some climbs in the park are closed during certain times during the year as well. Check with the visitor center for availability of climbing.
  • Chalk color must not conflict with natural color of rock.
  • Use designated trails and leave no trace on and off the wall. Use webbing and other gear that will blend with the rock.
Permits:

Unless you plan on spending the night in the backcountry of the park, climbing is allowed without first obtaining a permit

 

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