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Routes in Temple of Sinawava

Forbidden Corner 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A4
IdiOdyssey T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2+
Monkeyfinger T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Not So Secret Show, The T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A3 PG13
Pulpette, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pulpit, The 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C1
Right Toilet Bowl Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Silverback, The T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Swoop Gimp or Be Dust T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C3
Tourist Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Unknown T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Unknown Left - AKA: Toilet Crack Left T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Wages of Sin T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A4
Wrath of Rhan, The T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a A2+ PG13
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Tony B on Nov 21, 2002
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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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


To find this route park at the Temple of Sinawava and walk to the bathroom area. Behind the bathrooms and to the right 200 meters total is an obvious massive, left-facing dihedral. That is Tourist Crack (AKA La Tourista).

Behind the bathrooms and left perhaps 100 meters total is a set of two other cracks. The one on the left is a crack and dihedral with dark rock referred to in another description as Unknown Left - AKA: Toilet Crack Left. To the right is a sweeping overhang of a left-facing corner described here.

Climb up a set of cracks just to the right of Unknown Left - AKA: Toilet Crack Left on easy moves (5.8-?) to reach the business of this route. You will arrive at a roof/overhang of wild proportion with an "undercling" crack in it. Place pro out right as far as possible (1.5" cam) and start moving out and right where what was an overhang becomes a strange roof.

Stem back, drop knee, smear, undercling, and contort your way out of this while protecting on TCU's to reach the lip of the roof, where some key face holds appear as the crack disappears. Above the roof the climbing eases to 5.10a or perhaps less. This is a good thing because you will probably be massively pumped and can't set gear there.

The start of the route is a little dirty, but all in all it is fun! Finish on good holds to the ledge and rap from the good fixed anchor. This is hard to TR because there is a big swing potential from the crux. The route felt like 12b to me. Maybe I missed something or maybe it is that hard.


One set of cams from .3 to 3" with extra from .5 to 1.5"


Andrew Gram
Salt Lake City, UT
Andrew Gram   Salt Lake City, UT  
I removed the Toilet Crack Right notation. Feb 7, 2011
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
It is the wrong route, no doubt...
The question is who edited it to put the AKA: in there and make this the wrong route?!?!
I just described what I described and called it an unknown. Feb 7, 2011
Having climbed the same route as Ras Fett, I will add only that the first pitch felt substantially harder than anything else on the route. Fun route. Worth doing for a short sandy adventure. Oct 17, 2010
Fun route with solid rock up most of the way. Sounds like a different route for sure. The toilet crack right that I climbed went like this...

Pitch 1. Climb a corner with tight hands into a chimney. Get way inside and jam out to the left into a corner, lie back and finger lock to chain anchors. Hard 5.8

Pitch 2. Wide hands to fist corner to bolted anchors 5.8

Pitch 3. Climb the wide crack. It spits you outs, make some moves, and sucks you in the toilet. Inch your way out, jam and crimp a fun roof problem to a big sandy ledge and build a trad anchor. 5.9+/10a

Pitch 4. Stem and chimney up a corner with boulders stacked inside to a low angle wide crack bolted anchors 5.7

Pitch 5. Climb wide crack to a lie back corner bolted anchors. 5.7

We brought 2 ropes but seems like you could rap the route with a 70m (not 100% sure). Double rack to #4bd, triples in hand size, 1 #5 (2 is nice for pitch 3). May 7, 2010
W. Mass, S. Utah
Sisyphus   W. Mass, S. Utah
Think you have the wrong route. Don't know the name of this one, but Right Toilet Crack pretty much shares the same start as Left TC. Right is 5 pitches now, according to Birds new guide book, 2 pitches added in 2000. I've only done the first three, and they come in at solid 10. I think the FA on both Left and Right TC were done by J. Tainio, not sure exactly when though. Dec 31, 2009