North American Classic Climbs

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Moonlight Buttress

Lowe/Weiss Route One of the top 25 routes in this collection!

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A "big wall" experience in Utah's beautiful Zion National Park. This is primarily an aid route for the non-elite climber, but is exceptional for sandstone in the ease with which clean (hammerless) aiding is possible. World-class scenery, great positions. Offers remarkable free (for the qualified) as well as aid climbing (for the mainstream weekend warrier.) Crowded, especially in spring.


Lowland Rock (big wall)




Zion Nat'l Park, SW Utah, USA



G7, G23, W10, W25


V, 5.9A1 to 5.13


Route Descriptions & Maps:

Route diagramUSGS topographic map

First Ascent:

First Free Ascent:

J. Lowe, M. Weiss, Oct. 1971.
J. Woodward, P. Croft, April 1992


Trip Reports:

Anderson 4/03
Purcell 12/99
Clark 10/98