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Mount Carmel Tunnel 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 >>>

Description 

Near the Mt. Carmel Tunnel, you will find The Headache, a stellar, 3-pitch 5.10 crack climb that receives sun until around noon. Two 60m ropes are needed for abseiling purposes.

Getting There 

Near the western end of Mt. Carmel Tunnel on Route 9. Park your car at a pullout at the last pullout before the tunnel. A short 10 minute hike leads to the bottom of the climb.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.7 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',11],['5.11',8],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Mount Carmel Tunnel

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Mount Carmel Tunnel:
Ashtar Command   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   Ataxia Tower
Shuriken   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Kung Fu Theater
Hong Kong Phooey   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Kung Fu Theater
The Headache   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 380'   Headache Area
Remnants of a party   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches   Cragmont
The Gypsy's Curse   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches   Cragmont
Japanimation   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Kung Fu Theater
Boring Crack   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Boring Crack
The Man Eater   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A0+ PG13     Trad, Aid, 6 pitches   Man Eater Tower
Woods Route   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   Ataxia Tower
Enter The Dragon   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   Kung Fu Theater
Kung Fu Fighter   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 450'   Kung Fu Theater
Lap Dance   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   Cragmont
Inner Chi   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Kung Fu Theater
Operation Condor   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Kung Fu Theater
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Featured Route For Mount Carmel Tunnel
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Kung Fu Fighter 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  UT : Zion National Park : ... : Kung Fu Theater
P1 - Climb a handcrack up the right-hand side of a small tower to a bolted belay. (5.9 ~ 75')P2 - Climb out the blocky roofs and into a steep, big-hands to fist splitter finishing at a hanging bolted belay. This is a great pitch. (5.11- ~ 100')P3 - Climb the crack to below the roof. Traverse right into a pod, pull out of the pod and continue through a small roof to a bolted belay. (5.9+ ~ 100')P4 - Climb out the steep offwidth on kinda gnarly rock, continue up cracks/face on rock that looses qua...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Jared R
Mar 1, 2010
CONDITION REPORT 
This area is closed for falcon nesting as of March 1, 2010.
By Andy Laakmann
Site Landlord
From: Bend, OR
Apr 14, 2010
CONDITION REPORT 
The closures do not effect Headache or Ashtar Command. I just climbed both and confirmed it.

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