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The South Fork of Taylor Creek is one of the most scenic climbing areas in all of Utah. Home to some very well renowned climbs, this less recognized region of Zion Nation Park has a large variety of climbing.

The south fork lies between Paria Point and Beatty Point and contains the largest concentration of routes in Kolob. The climbing here is hit or miss in terms of season, but being at a higher elevation than its neighboring Zion crags, the season tends to extend later into the spring and summer than typical Zion routes. Be prepared for snow if you head here too early.

Getting There Suggest change

From the ranger station, drive up the road for approximately 3 miles passing the Taylor's Fork hiking trail. Drive for another mile and locate a parking lot on the right and park. Cross the street and take a trail that heads up the obvious corridor of south fork. The trail is located directly off the bend in the road and before a very sharp turn. Sunlight Buttress and Wind, Sand and Stars can be seen off to the left of the canyon and are helpful markers in locating the trail. Expect about a mile to a mile and a half of hiking and a thirty to forty-five minute approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Fork of Taylor

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
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 7
Tail Of The Cock
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Center Route
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 31
Pulp Friction
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 571
1/2 Route
Sport
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
 9
Pins and Needles
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 303
Dost Mitra
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 11
1/2 Route Extension
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 408
Namaste
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 18
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
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 19
Twins Paradox
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Special Sauce S Fork
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A0 Trad, Aid 4 pitches
Tail Of The Cock S Fork
 7
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
Center Route S Fork
 7
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Pulp Friction S Fork
 31
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
1/2 Route Namaste Wall
 571
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Last Rites S Fork
 47
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Yahweh S Fork
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Pins and Needles S Fork
 9
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Dost Mitra Namaste Wall
 303
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
1/2 Route Extension Namaste Wall
 11
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Namaste Namaste Wall
 408
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Hall of Smears S Fork
 18
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Spiderfinger S Fork
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Huecos Rancheros Namaste Wall
 115
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Twins Paradox Namaste Wall
 19
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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