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Description

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.

Getting There

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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Solstice of Change
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A3+
 3
Xanadu
Trad, Aid 9 pitches
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Center Route
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Pulp Friction
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 304
1/2 Route
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 17
Tucupit occidentalis
Trad 7 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 33
Last Rites
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Yahweh
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 143
Dost Mitra
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 220
Namaste
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 10
Hall of Smears
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 3
"ET" Extremely Tough Slab
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Spiderfinger
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
 4
Wind Sand & Stars
Trad 11 pitches
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 70
Huecos Rancheros
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Solstice of Change N Fork of Taylor
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Xanadu S Fork of Taylor > S Fork
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A3+ Trad, Aid 9 pitches
Center Route S Fork of Taylor > S Fork
 5
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Pulp Friction S Fork of Taylor > S Fork
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
1/2 Route S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 304
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Tucupit occidentalis N Fork of Taylor
 17
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 7 pitches
Last Rites S Fork of Taylor > S Fork
 33
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Yahweh S Fork of Taylor > S Fork
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Dost Mitra S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 143
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Namaste S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 220
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Hall of Smears S Fork of Taylor > S Fork
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
"ET" Extremely Tough Slab S Fork of Taylor > S Fork
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport
Spiderfinger S Fork of Taylor > S Fork
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Wind Sand & Stars Paria Point
 4
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R Trad 11 pitches
Huecos Rancheros S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 70
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D
does anyone know anything about those sick hanging valleys in kolob? it would be so cool to climb up into them. May 10, 2012
Ado Mars
Luzern, CH
Ado Mars   Luzern, CH
Kolob Canyon closed the whole season 2018 thus road construction work. May 2, 2018
As of Oct 30, 2018, the road to Kolob Canyon is still closed. Oct 30, 2018 · Temporary Report
Justin Barry
Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, ES
Justin Barry   Colmenar Viejo, Madrid, ES
Any update on the closure and/or current snow conditions? Looking to make a visit in early January Dec 26, 2018 · Temporary Report