Arches Na­tional Park

Gripped - - AREA PROFILE -

Arches is lo­cated just out­side of Moab. There are 2,000- plus arches and one of the most iconic sym­bols of Utah, Del­i­cate Arch. En­trada sand­stone makes up the com­po­si­tion of the rock in Arches and is softer and a bit sandier com­pared to the rest of the climb­ing around Moab. Arches is home to sev­eral climbs that should be on your list if you’re vis­it­ing the area. At 5.8, Owl Rock is likely one of the eas­i­est and least com­mit­ting tow­ers in the Moab area. It’s a quick three-minute walk to the base and the de­scent is as easy as thread­ing the chains. An­other area clas­sic is the six-pitch Zeny­atta En­trada 5.4/ C2 lo­cated on the Tower of Ba­bel which is eas­ily vis­i­ble as you drive through the park.

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