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West Temple Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: West Temple from Springdale.

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 >>>


said to be the biggest sandstone wall

Getting There 

NW of Springdale, approach from south of the park

Climbing Season

For the Zion National Park area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in West Temple

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Temple:
Southwest Ridge   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 4000'   
Big Lebowski   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 21 pitches, 2000'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Approaching the Technical pitch on West Temple.

Southwest Ridge 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  UT : Zion National Park : West Temple
The crux is near the summit, A short 5.7 pitch with a few bolts.Most of this route is a class 2 and 3 scramble with some class 4 and a short 5.7 pitch. Stay near the ridge.6.5 miles round trip +/-4,000' elevation gain +/-Ratings range from 5.6 to 5.8 for this route....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Klimbien
From: St.George Orem Littleton Vegas
Nov 2, 2013
Do not approach any routes near our around Cowboy ridge, Mt. Kinesava, or West Temple from the the neighborhoods below, especially Serendipity Drive and Valley View Drive, there is major access issues. ALL ACCESS IS TO BE DONE FROM CHICK TRAIL OFF OF ANASAZI WAY:

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