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Kolob Canyon is the "other" Zion. Part of the park, but accessed via a separate entrance, this area encompasses the less-explored but equally spectacular northern reaches of the Zion. The canyon is home to many long routes, both free and aid, as well as a great sport climbing crag and some high quality bouldering.

This area feels untouched and has a strange beauty about it. Expect to get out of this area what you put into it. Weather can be a little more alpine as Kolob sits at a much higher elevation than the main area.

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17 miles north of Toquerville on I-15 from Toquerville; this is as if you were leaving Zion's main canyon and driving towards Cedar City.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Kolob Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0
 5
Special Sauce
Trad, Aid 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 568
1/2 Route
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 37
Tucupit occidentalis
Trad 7 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 47
Last Rites
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Yahweh
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 300
Dost Mitra
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 9
1/2 Route Extension
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 406
Namaste
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 17
Hall of Smears
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Spiderfinger
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 115
Huecos Rancheros
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
 4
Wind Sand & Stars
Trad 11 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 19
Twins Paradox
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 9
Big Game Hunter
Trad 7 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 6
The Skeleton Key
Trad 15 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Special Sauce S Fork of Taylor > S Fork
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0 Trad, Aid 4 pitches
1/2 Route S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 568
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Tucupit occidentalis N Fork of Taylor > Tucupit
 37
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 7 pitches
Last Rites S Fork of Taylor > S Fork
 47
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Yahweh S Fork of Taylor > S Fork
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Dost Mitra S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 300
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
1/2 Route Extension S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 9
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Namaste S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 406
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Hall of Smears S Fork of Taylor > S Fork
 17
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Spiderfinger S Fork of Taylor > S Fork
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Huecos Rancheros S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 115
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Wind Sand & Stars Paria Point
 4
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R Trad 11 pitches
Twins Paradox S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 19
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Big Game Hunter Beatty Point
 9
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad 7 pitches
The Skeleton Key N Fork of Taylor > Tucupit
 6
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad 15 pitches
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