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Temple of Sinawava

Utah > Southwest Utah > Zion NP
Warning Access Issue: 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 DetailsDrop down

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.

Routes from Left to Right

5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4
 2
Forbidden Corner
Aid 9 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2+
 6
IdiOdyssey
Trad, Aid 10 pitches
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 126
Monkeyfinger
Trad 9 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A3 PG13
 1
The Not So Secret Show
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
The Pulpette
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1
 45
The Pulpit - 1967 Route
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1+
 4
The Pulpit - North Face
Trad, Aid
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 113
Right Toilet Bowl Crack
Trad 5 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Seppuku
Trad 4 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 7
The Silverback
Trad 5 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C3
 13
Swoop Gimp or Be Dust
Trad, Aid 10 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 75
Tourist Crack
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 2
Unknown
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 11
Unknown Left
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A4
 1
Wages of Sin
Trad, Aid 9 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A2+ PG13
 1
The Wrath of Rhan
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Forbidden Corner
 2
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4 Aid 9 pitches
IdiOdyssey
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2+ Trad, Aid 10 pitches
Monkeyfinger
 126
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 9 pitches
The Not So Secret Show
 1
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A3 PG13 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
The Pulpette
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
The Pulpit - 1967 Route
 45
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
The Pulpit - North Face
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b C1+ Trad, Aid
Right Toilet Bowl Crack
 113
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Seppuku
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 4 pitches
The Silverback
 7
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad 5 pitches
Swoop Gimp or Be Dust
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C3 Trad, Aid 10 pitches
Tourist Crack
 75
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Unknown
 2
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Unknown Left
 11
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Wages of Sin
 1
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A4 Trad, Aid 9 pitches
The Wrath of Rhan
 1
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A2+ PG13 Trad, Aid 8 pitches

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Looking down canyon from Temple of Sinawava.<br>
Photo by Blitzo.
[Hide Photo] Looking down canyon from Temple of Sinawava. Photo by Blitzo.