West Temple

The impressive east face of The West Temple seen from the approach to The Watchman. The Southwest Ridge route goes up the ridge on the left side of the photo. This face forms the highest vertical cliff in Zion National Park.

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Herb

Herb - Apr 27, 2007 5:16 am - Voted 10/10

Nice colors...

...and a really monumental face!

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Apr 27, 2007 8:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice colors...

Thanks Herb! It is a very prominent mountain. The face drops down for 2,200 feet.

Diveria

Diveria - Nov 9, 2007 6:37 am - Voted 10/10

Wow

It looks like a giant cathedral!

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Nov 9, 2007 10:27 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Wow

Thank you! Zion is known for big walls that look like sandstone cathedrals. Many of these towers and walls have religious names.

lcarreau

lcarreau - Nov 28, 2007 6:52 pm - Voted 10/10

I just

gave it another vote. Zion is so incredible!
When the wife & I went there last September,
I was driving with my mouth open, and my
wife was next to me singing, "How Great
Thou Art!" Take care, Melinda.(beautiful!!!)

tanya

tanya - Nov 29, 2007 12:40 am - Voted 10/10

Re: I just

I could not agree more! Nice photo!

lcarreau

lcarreau - Nov 29, 2007 12:51 am - Voted 10/10

I think

tanya is agreeing that its a nice photo.

bobeck

bobeck - Jan 24, 2008 8:59 pm - Voted 10/10

And I'll agree that Tanya

is agreeing that it is a nice photo! I agree with Icarreau that it is a nice photo too! Last spring I hiked up the ridge to the summit and the views from on top are amazing as well!

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Jan 25, 2008 2:05 am - Hasn't voted

Re: And I'll agree that Tanya

Thanks Bo! I’ve read about the West Temple and looked at all of the photos. It’s something that I am interested in climbing someday but it looks very intimidating from a distance.

bobeck

bobeck - Jan 25, 2008 10:36 am - Voted 10/10

Re: And I'll agree that Tanya

It's a very fun hike/climb! It took me many years of contemplating, before I just "did it". It wasn't that it was intimidating, just that I'd heard it was a very long day! It ended up being not as long as I had heard and also the one "pitch" of climbing was far eaiser and less intimidating than I had heard as well.

TyeDyeTwins

TyeDyeTwins - Nov 9, 2009 8:31 pm - Voted 10/10

All your...

All your pics just take my breath away. This one is no exception.

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Nov 15, 2009 11:52 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: All your...

Thank you very much! I was hiking to the Watchman on the other side of the valley when I took this photo. The West Temple is an awesome peak.

hiltrud.liu

hiltrud.liu - Dec 16, 2009 8:22 am - Voted 10/10

Colossal...

the monumental West Temple!
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Hiltrud

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Dec 16, 2009 2:54 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Colossal...

Monumental indeed! Thank you Hiltrud, merry Christmas and happy new year to you too!

EricChu

EricChu - Nov 15, 2010 7:29 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome!

I think I voted on this one already quite a while ago...but it never fails to grip me!!

mountaingazelle

mountaingazelle - Nov 15, 2010 10:07 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome!

Thanks Eric! The West Temple is a very prominent mountain in Zion. It stands out even in an area with so many sandstone walls.

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