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Shared By: Mancini on Mar 20, 2017
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From the second edition of Todd Goss' Rock Climbs of Southwest Utah & The Arizona Strip:

"Lambs Knoll boasts some of the most featured and sculpted sandstone in the region, sits just outside Zion NP, and offers sport climbing. Long used by guide companies for climbing and short canyoneering programs, sport climbs development began in 2005. The high elevation (6000') and west-facing aspect make this a great place to beat the summer heat, especially in the morning. The lushness of the surroundings with shady corridors, unexpected alcoves, and hidden slots offer a unique climbing experience."

Some of these grades felt really soft, but some felt pretty accurate. All info is from the previously mentioned guidebook. Please submit corrections/additions as necessary.

Getting There

From I-15, take Exit 16 and head NE on Hwy 9 to Virgin. Turn left (north) onto Kolob Terrace Road and travel for 10.6 miles. Just after leaving Zion NP (there's a sign), turn left onto a sandy road and immediately bear left uphill to the obvious circular parking area. The trail descends through oak trees to the wash. Turn right and follow the wash for ~200 yards until you see a trail on the left with a rock staircase. If you hit the exit of the slot canyons, you've gone too far.

Location on the map is the parking area.

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The area indicated on the map is nowhere near where this is. Description is correct, and it is labeled on the background map. May 24, 2017
two chains
Fucken Zion
two chains   Fucken Zion
Who is the shittard spray painting glue ins on the rock? Looks like crap! Ugly,lazy, wana be. You spend the time(watching the glue dry) and money lots of money!! then make your work look like a hack job? You would be fired if bolting was a trade.
Whats up with bolts with no washers?( manufacturers specifically give you a washer)
And why the hell is there so much toilet paper everywhere. if it's the uneducated guided groups then they need to pick it up. I doubt it's your out of town dirt bag climber because we all know how to leave no Trace.

And if your guide and reading this canyoneering or rock climbing whatever. It's your duty to inform these people not to leave their toilet paper behind. Or any trash.

Help protect these free and beautiful crags!!! With smart bolting, and leave no trace. Even climb with colored chalk too!-2chains Jul 9, 2017
karl vochatzer
Cedar City, UT
karl vochatzer   Cedar City, UT
May I offer you an explanation of washer usage?
1) When you are inserting the whole 1/2 inch Powers 5-piece bolt (sleeve and all) through a hanger with a 1/2" diameter hole, then the bolt manufacture's washer is *mandatory* because the head of the bolt is only marginally larger than the hole in the hanger. Over time through repeated movement and stress from falls, the hanger and the bolt head could fail.
2) When you are installing a hanger with a 3/8" diameter hole onto that same 1/2" Powers 5-piece *between* the top sleeve and the bolt head, using the bolt manufacturer's washer is optional. In this configuration the bolt head securely fits against the hanger just as it does to the supplied washer with the same size hole. Note that that bolt stud of a 1/2" Powers 5-piece is only 3/8" diameter which is a perfect fit for the 3/8" diameter hole in that size hanger.

As for the trash, I am appalled by it, too. However, please consider less trash talking online and more of actual helping to leave the crag in better shape than how you found it by carrying some extra out and instilling a good ethic to those around you. All of us outdoor climbers are in this thing together. Aug 10, 2017
I believe those routes were spray painted ground up, on lead. Also as someone who pretty much exclusively guides there and knows guides who clean up poo (not me), I would say I noticed way more fertilizer spread after it was included in guide books/mountain proj. I think the reality here is everybody poops. Aug 31, 2017
two chains
Fucken Zion
two chains   Fucken Zion
Karl your explanation of no washers is retarded. Call powers or cobra and ask to speak to an engineer about it. They will tell ya if a bolt comes with a washer you need it. And if you have never seen a well whipped on "no washer" set up it may change your mind about it! The only bolt/hanger that doesn't need washers is the Climbtech Legacy. Bet ya i have lugged out more trash out of crags all over the west then you will ever in your life. Cheer up bud and bolt correctly. Apr 27, 2018