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Lambs Knoll Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 37.37385, -113.07046 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Mancini on Mar 20, 2017


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a cool 5.8 climb through the slot then up the face...


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.

Climbing Season

For the Saint George area.

Weather station 11.8 miles from here

33 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lambs Knoll

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lambs Knoll:
Italian Route   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 60'   Vagination Alcove
Ewe-topia   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   Ewe Wall
Ewe-Phorita   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   Ewe Wall
Beastiality   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport   Mutton Block
Nutten' but Mutton   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport   Mutton Block
Ewe-tah   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   Ewe Wall
Haggis   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 45'   Mutton Block
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Featured Route For Lambs Knoll
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo of route going through the large hueco.

Unrecorded Route right of Naturalamb 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Utah : Saint George : ... : Shady Corridor
A little height dependent getting to good holds through and over the large hueco....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: view of rock formation from parking area
BETA PHOTO: view of rock formation from parking area

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By RockChuckCharlie
May 24, 2017
The area indicated on the map is nowhere near where this is. Description is correct, and it is labeled on the background map.
By two chains
From: Fucken Zion
Jul 9, 2017
Who is the shittard spray painting gule 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
By karl vochatzer
From: Cedar City, UT
Aug 10, 2017
May I offer you an explanation of washer usage? When you are putting the whole 1/2 inch Powers 5-piece bolt (sleeve and all) through a hanger with a 1/2" (13mm) diameter hole, then a washer is mandatory because the head of the washer is only marginally larger than the hole of the hanger. However, when you are configuring the hanger and bolt by first inserting just the 3/8” inner bolt shaft into a hanger with a 3/8" (10mm) diameter hole (and obviously re-installing the sleeve pieces and cone) so that the hanger is placed between the 1/2" diameter sleeve and the bolt head, using the supplied washer is optional - the hanger is essentially a big washer in this configuration and is securely fitted onto the same diameter bolt shaft.

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.
By Crusty McGumby
Aug 31, 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.

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