Kolob Canyon Rock Climbing
South Fork of Taylor Creek
|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 MORE INFO >>>|
Kolob Canyon is the "other" Zion. Part of the park, but accessed via a separate entrance, this area encompasses the less-explored but equally spectacular northern reaches of the Zion. The canyon is home to many long routes, both free and aid, as well as a great sport climbing crag and some high quality bouldering.
This area feels untouched and has a strange beauty about it. Expect to get out of this area what you put into it. Weather can be a little more alpine as Kolob sits at a much higher elevation than the main area.
17 miles north of Toquerville on I-15 from Toquerville; this is as if you were leaving Zion's main canyon and driving towards Cedar City.
Weather station 6.4 miles from here
42 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Kolob Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kolob Canyon:
Featured Route For Kolob Canyon
Pain Chamber 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Utah
: Zion National Park
: ... : North Fork of Taylor
The Pain Chamber is an incredibly beautiful, brutal route. Cool face climbing accesses the clean crack system on the left side of the giant arrowhead-shaped pillar that the route tunnels behind and summits.P1: 5.11a. 7m. Left rising traverse past three bolts to a comfortable exposed ledge below the immaculate left-facing corner.P2: 5.11d. 48m. Good progress on hand and fist jams leads to 80 feet of vicious off-fist finally opening up into a squeeze that feels cruel at the end of an exhausting le...[more] Browse More Classics in Utah
May 10, 2012
does anyone know anything about those sick hanging valleys in kolob? it would be so cool to climb up into them.