Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Temple of Sinawava

Select Route:
Forbidden Corner 
IdiOdyssey T 
Monkeyfinger T 
Not So Secret Show, The T 
Pulpit, The 
Right Toilet Bowl Crack T 
Silverback, The T 
Swoop Gimp or Be Dust T 
Tourist Crack T 
Unknown T 
Unknown Left - AKA: Toilet Crack Left T 
Wages of Sin T 
Wrath of Rhan, The T 

Temple of Sinawava Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 37.28494, -112.94922 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 15,750
Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Joe Collins on Nov 4, 2002
Forecast:
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Looking down canyon from Temple of Sinawava. Photo...

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 

The Temple of Sinawava contains the crags at the end of the Zion Canyon scenic road. There is a bit of cragging in the vicinity but the centerpiece of the area is the classic free route Monkeyfinger (5.12 IV).

Also of interest to climbers are the excellent bathrooms complete with flush toilets and running water.

Excellent hiking is also found in the area with the Virgin River Narrows a few miles up canyon along the river.

Getting There 

Take the shuttle bus (or drive in the off-season) to the very end of the road. Monkeyfinger follows the darkly varnished corner (look for the slings on the anchors) on the southwest-facing wall about 100 yards down from the parking area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',4],['5.10',5],['5.11',0],['5.12',3],['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 Temple of Sinawava

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Temple of Sinawava:
The Pulpit   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1     Aid, 2 pitches, 50'   
Swoop Gimp or Be Dust   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C3     Trad, Aid, 10 pitches   
Right Toilet Bowl Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches   
Tourist Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
IdiOdyssey   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2+     Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, 1000'   
Monkeyfinger   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 9 pitches, 900'   
The Silverback   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Temple of Sinawava

Featured Route For Temple of Sinawava
Rock Climbing Photo: Bill Wright going the hard way on pitch 2

Monkeyfinger 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  UT : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava
This awesome all-free route has been described as the "Astroman of Zion." It does share a number of similarities with Astroman, including hard climbing, spectacular position, good exposure, as well as a couple funky pitches guarding the top.However, the climb is not nearly as committing as Astroman (it can be rapped from any point on the route), has a 5 minute approach, and you don't have to descend the North Dome Gully at the end of the day.Think of i...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Comments on Temple of Sinawava Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!