Lady Mountain is the southern peak overlooking the Emerald Pools. It was the first official trail in Zion National Park that went from valley floor to summit, but it was closed in the late 1960's because it was so steep and dangerous. The trail is no longer maintained but for those with some climbing experience, the old route can still be followed to the top.
Backcountry Route! Safely hiking backcountry routes depend on your own good judgment, adequate preparation, and constant attention to your surroundings. Your safety is your responsibility.
Take plenty of water, Lady Mountain is full sun exposure during the entire day.
Wear good sticky rubber shoes. This hike contains slickrock climbing and exposure. Good footing is a must.
The climbing sections consist of a blind overhead boulder move about 8' but has an 80 foot exposure so use the existing bolt to belay your lead climber. The second move is a 12' off width crack, about 5.7 rated.
The upper portion is class 3 scramble, I would recommend a helmet for the scramble as there is lots of loose rock, be sure to give plenty of warning to those below if you kick loose even a small rock, due to the steepness of the terrain even a small rock can do a lot of damage.
Note: I didn't have my GPS with me on this trip so the way points are hand drawn and may not reflect the exact route taken
Special Thanks to Bo Beck and Tanya Milligan for their Zion National Park hiking guide. Their link can be found under "Other Resources".
GPS track can be downloaded from Other Resources under "Trip Report"