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Mount Spry
Bee Hive, The Sentinel, Mount Spry.jpg
Mount Spry's southeast aspect
(The Sentinel behind left}
Highest point
Elevation 5,720 ft (1,740 m)
Prominence 440 ft (130 m)
Geography
Location Zion National Park
Washington County, Utah
United States
Parent range Colorado Plateau
Topo map USGS Springdale East
Geology
Age of rock Jurassic
Type of rock Navajo sandstone
Climbing
Easiest route Scrambling class 4

Mount Spry is a small 5,720-ft elevation mountain summit made of Navajo Sandstone located in Zion National Park, in Washington County of southwest Utah, United States. Officially named in 1934, it honors William Spry (1864-1929), the third governor of Utah. The nearest higher peak is The East Temple, 0.34 miles (0.55 km) to the east. Precipitation runoff from the mountain drains into tributaries of the North Fork Virgin River.

Climbing Routes

Climbing Routes on Mount Spry

Climate

Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit Mount Spry. According to the Köppen climate classification system, it is located in a Cold semi-arid climate zone, which is defined by the coldest month having an average mean temperature below 32 °F (0 °C), and at least 50% of the total annual precipitation being received during the spring and summer. This desert climate receives less than 10 inches (250 millimeters) of annual rainfall, and snowfall is generally light during the winter.

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