recreation staff is committed to providing an unforgettable, all-inclusive
vacaction for guests of the resort in every season. Zion Ponderosa will
offer many additional games and activities to ensure non-stop fun and
excitement for our guests. Many of these activities will be centered
in our new recreation barn. The barn is home to Southern Utah's largest
indoor/outdoor climbing and rappelling wall as well as billiards, ping-pong,
foosball, and an exercise room with free weights and aerobic exercise
Rock Climbing and Rappelling Wall
Zion Ponderosa has recently finished construction on a 40-foot high
climbing and rappelling wall. This wall is the biggest wall in Southern
Utah and has charted climbs for both the beginning and advanced climbers.
The wall is the centerpiece of Zion Ponderosa's new recreation facility
that houses East Zion Adventures, the resort's recreation concessionaire.
With over 20,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor climbing surface, our
wall is the hot spot both in winter and summer months. Rock climbing
is fast becoming an extremely popular sport for hundreds of thousands
of people throughout the world. Once considered an extreme sport, rock
climbing has emerged as a sport that is enjoyed by a wide variety of
participants, young and old, highly trained athletes and weekend warriors.
Zion Ponderosa gives guests the opportunities to learn the basics of
rock climbing on our new climbing and rappelling wall. The wall will
be staffed throughout the day and evening with all necessary equipment
for guests to begin their rock climbing adventure. Beginner climbs gives
newcomers the confidence they need to learn the proper technique. Experienced
climbers will find our advanced climbs more than challenging, including
our overhang and chimney features.
At the top of the climbing wall is a lookout tower that can be accessed
by an internal stairway. The tower has a bird's eye view of the resort
and the surrounding ranch. Guests can learn how to safely rappell as
they descend the forty foot wall. East Zion Adventure's qualified staff
will instruct guests on the basics of rope and harness safety. Guests
will learn how to master and overcome their innermost fears as they
learn this popular activity. Rappelling is not for everyone, but those
willing to give it a try will find rappelling both frightening and very
exciting. Staff will take careful attention to make the rappelling experience
safe and fun for all guests.