Ascent of Observation Point in 2001-10

Climber: William Musser

Others in Party:Chuck Drake and Wayne Lundberg
Date:October, 2001
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
Peak:Observation Point
    Elevation:6507 ft / 1983 m

Ascent Trip Report

Backpacked up the TH from the Zion Canyon to meet with the East Rim Trail and camped on plateau. Because of lack of water we returned the same way after exploring all observation points. Very steep switchback trail up east face of the Weeping Rock wall area.
Summary Total Data
    Total Elevation Gain:2139 ft / 651 m
    Round-Trip Distance:16 mi / 25.7 km
    Grade/Class:class 1+ steep
    Quality:7 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Open Country
    Gear Used:
Tent Camp
    Nights Spent:1 nights away from roads
    Weather:sunny and hot
Ascent Statistics
    Gain on way in:2139 ft / 651 m
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    Route:Main trail from river East
    Start Trailhead:4368 ft / 1331 m
Descent Statistics
    Distance:8 mi / 12.9 km
    End Trailhead:6507 ft / 1983 m

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