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Kung Fu Theater Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.21267, -112.96644 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mike on May 25, 2010
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Mt. Spry from atop Kung Fu Fighter.

2016 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 >>>


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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.5 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Kung Fu Theater

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kung Fu Theater:
Shuriken   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   
Hong Kong Phooey   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Japanimation   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Enter The Dragon   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 250'   
Kung Fu Fighter   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 450'   
Inner Chi   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
Operation Condor   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   
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Featured Route For Kung Fu Theater
Rock Climbing Photo: The roof on Pitch 1

The Dark Tower 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Utah : Zion National Park : ... : Kung Fu Theater
Fantastic climbing on a modern route. Quality rock and interesting climbing.P1, 5.10, 100': Start in a small, left-facing corner (gear). Some tenuous finger locks near the top of the corner lead to easier climbing before busting left on the face. Closely spaced bolts lead up to the imposing roof, which goes much easier than it looks, on good crimps and sidepulls to a spacious ledge and bolted belay.P2, 5.10, 100': Steep, bolted climbing (7 b'@SEMI...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By DallinH
From: Utah
Jun 14, 2013
Directions are right on. Haven't had a chance to narrow in on the gps coordinates but the directions alone get you where you need to be.