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Routes in Namaste Wall

1/2 Route S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Dost Mitra S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Huecos Rancheros S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Namaste S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Twins Paradox S 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
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Shared By: Jason Nelson on Apr 24, 2015 with updates from karl vochatzer
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Access Issue: Road Work in Kolob Canyon Details
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


If you've seen images of this area, you need to hike in and climb here. It is one of the coolest desert sport area I've been too. Most of the holds are big and none of the moves are hard, but by the end, you're getting pumped.

Getting down from Huecos Rancheros and Namaste is a little tricky if you are leading and cleaning since you need two ropes and the routes are very steep.

Its worth noting that the Stewart Green Utah Climbing guidebook incorrectly labels Dost Mitra as Namaste, this is probably the cause of so many votes for Namaste being soft.

Getting There

Park in the lot at the hairpin turn. Hike up the trail (South Fork Canyon) for about 45 minutes. Then canyon will narrow the farther you go. Just before scrambling is required, on your right will be an overhanging wall with several sport routes. These are all beautiful lines.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Namaste Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
1/2 Route
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Dost Mitra
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Huecos Rancheros
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Twins Paradox
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
1/2 Route
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Dost Mitra
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Huecos Rancheros
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Twins Paradox
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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Rain is very serious! I did see the warning above, but if there is even a chance of rain- use extreme caution! Flash floods can come out of nowhere. Apr 11, 2016
Make sure you follow the right trail! On the way in you will start down a path that leads into a wash area, the temptation is to continue down this wash as there is some resemblance of a trail at the bottom of it, don't go this way (this trail leads to the trad climbs), rather as you begin down the wash look to the left for a staircase-esce step toward a sandy trail. Using this trail will shave a ton of time off the approach Sep 6, 2016
Just a small correction: though this will be obvious when you actually hike in, the wall is on the right side when hiking up canyon, not the left. The climbs are unmistakable, but the description above was confusing. Mar 27, 2017
karl vochatzer
Cedar City, UT
karl vochatzer   Cedar City, UT
So I stepped in wet, fresh sh*t that had a slight veneer of sand tossed over it on the Saturday before the NP service closed down Kolob Canyon to repave the road. The location was just 10 feet behind the lower off point onto the deck for the Namaste route. Later when I needed to relieve my bladder, I almost stepped on another pile with a stick sitting over it half way to the slab on the opposite side of the canyon. With the increasing popularity of this wall there seems to be a need for poop education at yet another crag in the USA. Please take a dump at home or the visitor center toilets, and if you have an unexpected poop emergency at the crag, have a doggie poop bag or wag bag to pick it up with your toilet paper to then carry it out to a trash can somewhere. This is ridiculous that adults are doing this with their own or their own kid's poop (must be human since dogs are not permitted in Kolob Canyon back country). May 9, 2018

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