Elevation: 5,241 ft
GPS: 37.213, -112.966 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike on May 24, 2010
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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 Details

Description

Lots of great cragging and multi-pitch adventures here with a mix of old & new routes on a north-ish facing wall. Lots of shade, a short-ish approach, and quality rock make this a great area. There are some nice sport routes here as well, a rarity for Zion.

Getting There

Park at the last turn-out before entering the Zion-Mt. Carmel tunnel from the west. The trail starts on the North side of a stone retaining wall up to the right end of Tunnel Wall, Follow this around to the right (away from the tunnel) for 10 minutes or so to the Kung Fu Theater.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Kung Fu Theater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Last American Ninja
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Miagi
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 35
Shuriken
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Hong Kong Phooey
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 32
Japanimation
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
The Dark Tower
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Pocahylacota
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Big Trouble in Little China
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Engaged in the Fight
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 29
Kung Fu Fighter
Trad 4 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 57
Enter The Dragon
Sport 2 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 9
Operation Condor
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 62
Inner Chi
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Last American Ninja
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Miagi
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Shuriken
 35
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Hong Kong Phooey
 37
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Japanimation
 32
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
The Dark Tower
 24
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Pocahylacota
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Big Trouble in Little China
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Engaged in the Fight
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Kung Fu Fighter
 29
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Enter The Dragon
 57
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Operation Condor
 9
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 3 pitches
Inner Chi
 62
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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