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Kung Fu Theater Rock Climbing 

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2016 Seasonal Raptor Closures ***** RAIN AND WET ROCK ***** The sandstone in Zion is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN ZION during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. Seasonal Raptor Closures MORE INFO >>>


Lots of great cragging and multi-pitch adventures here with a mix of old & new routes on a north-ish facing wall. Lots of shade, a short-ish approach, and quality rock make this a great area. There are some nice sport routes here as well, a rarity for Zion.

Getting There 

Park at the last turn-out before entering the Zion-Mt. Carmel tunnel from the west. The trail starts on the North side of a stone retaining wall up to the right end of Tunnel Wall, Follow this around to the right (away from the tunnel) for 10 minutes or so to the Kung Fu Theater.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Kung Fu Theater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kung Fu Theater:
Shuriken   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Hong Kong Phooey   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Japanimation   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Enter The Dragon   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   
Kung Fu Fighter   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 450'   
Inner Chi   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Operation Condor   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Enter The Dragon climbs the arete just left of the...

Enter The Dragon 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  UT : Zion National Park : ... : Kung Fu Theater
Excellent face and arete climbing on featured sandstone with some delicate and exposed moves throughout both pitches. The first pitch is supposed to be the crux but the move getting off the belay ledge on the 2nd pitch was the hardest, in my opinion. The first pitch involves fun face and arete climbing with some thoughtful sections that make you pause and figure out the best sequence. A lot of exposure as you cross back and forth on the arete multiple times. The second pitch begins with a really...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By DallinH
From: Utah
Jun 14, 2013
Directions are right on. Haven't had a chance to narrow in on the gps coordinates but the directions alone get you where you need to be.

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