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North Fork of Taylor Rock Climbing 

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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 MORE INFO >>>


Gorgeous sandstone canyon with great solitude.

Getting There 

Park at the Taylor Creek Trailhead. Walk east a mile or so to the first historic cabin (appears on your left). Take a faint trail north and join the creek bed of the stream that comes out of the North Fork. Follow this creek bed until you have to leave to approach your selected climb.

Climbing Season

For the Kolob Canyon area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in North Fork of Taylor

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Fork of Taylor:
Tucupit occidentalis   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 7 pitches, 850'   
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Tucupit occidentalis 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Utah : Zion National Park : ... : North Fork of Taylor
Tucupit occidentalis links up cracks of all sizes with memorable face sequences to the top of the west face of Tucupit. The route is sustained with a variety of cruxes and is generally very well protected. Rock quality is mostly phenomenal with a couple sandy sections near the top serving as a reminder that you are in Zion. As a bonus, Kolob offers a stunning backcountry setting that you don't get in the main canyon of Zion.T.occidentalis shares the first two pitches...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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