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Routes in Temple of Sinawava

Forbidden Corner 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4
IdiOdyssey T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2+
Monkeyfinger T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Not So Secret Show, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A3 PG13
Pulpette, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pulpit, The 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1
Right Toilet Bowl Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Silverback, The T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Swoop Gimp or Be Dust T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C3
Tourist Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Unknown Left - AKA: Toilet Crack Left T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Wages of Sin T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A4
Wrath of Rhan, The T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A2+ PG13
Elevation: 4,448 ft
GPS: 37.285, -112.949 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Joe Collins on Nov 4, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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.
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 Details

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Temple of Sinawava

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1
The Pulpit
Aid 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C3
Swoop Gimp or Be Dust
Trad, Aid 10 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Tourist Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Right Toilet Bowl Crack
Trad 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2+
IdiOdyssey
Trad, Aid 10 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Monkeyfinger
Trad 9 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
The Silverback
Trad 5 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Pulpit 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 Aid 2 pitches
Swoop Gimp or Be Dust 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C3 Trad, Aid 10 pitches
Tourist Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Right Toilet Bowl Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
IdiOdyssey 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2+ Trad, Aid 10 pitches
Monkeyfinger 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 9 pitches
The Silverback 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad 5 pitches
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