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Climbing Regulations

Climbing Regulations
 

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Regulations
Permits are required for all overnight bivouacs, but are not required for day climbs.

It is illegal to use a power drill to place bolts.

It is illegal to camp at the base of the wall or in your vehicle.

Tube or bag human waste and carry it out. Do not drop your waste.

Minimum Impact Climbing
Hundreds of people come from all over the world to experience Zion's big walls. Please help us keep them beautiful by practicing Leave No Trace principles.

When approaching a climb use established trails to prevent further erosion of slopes.

White chalk causes undesirable visual impacts; add red pigment if chalk is used.

Gardening, the pulling of vegetation from cracks, is prohibited.

Do not remove fixed pins.

Never climb directly above trails where hikers may be hit by dislodged rocks.

Remove all old, worn rope and equipment.

Make sure your climb is adequately protected by visually inspecting any pre-existing bolts or fixed pins.

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