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The Witch Head, east aspect
|Elevation||7,340 ft (2,240 m)|
|Prominence||360 ft (110 m)|
|Isolation||0.41 mi (0.66 km)|
|Parent peak||Altar of Sacrifice (7,505 ft)|
|Location||Zion National Park
Washington County, Utah
|Parent range||Colorado Plateau|
|Topo map||USGS Springdale West|
|Age of rock||Jurassic|
|Type of rock||Navajo sandstone|
|Easiest route||class 5+ climbing|
The Witch Head is a 7,340-foot (2,237-meter) elevation white Navajo Sandstone summit located in Zion National Park, in Washington County of southwest Utah, United States. The Witch Head is situated in the "Towers of the Virgin", 2.5 mi (4.0 km) west of Zion's park headquarters, towering 3,300-feet (1,000 meters) above the floor of Zion Canyon and the Virgin River which drains precipitation runoff from this mountain. Its neighbors include The West Temple, The Sundial, Altar of Sacrifice, Meridian Tower, Bee Hive, and Three Marys. The first ascent of this feature was made in early March 1997 by Dan Stih and Ron Raimonde via the west face, which they rated a class 5.10 climb.
Spring and fall are the most favorable seasons to visit The Witch Head. 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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