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"ET" Extremely Tough Slab S 
Altered States T 
Arete Sport Climb T 
Center Route T 
Expecting T 
Fred Beckey T 
Hall of Smears S 
High Noon S 
Hueco 2nd Pitch S 
Hueco Direct Start T 
Hueco Traverse S 
I Stab Ourselves S 
Last Rites T 
Pins and Needles S 
Pulp Friction S 
Sand Surfin' S 
Self Abuse S 
Shotgun T 
Southern Comfort T 
Spiderfinger T 
Tail Of The Cock T 
Tango T 
Touch Me Fall T 
Xanadu T 
Yahweh T 
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South Fork 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 >>>

Description 

The South Fork of Taylor Creek is the most concentrated area of climbing in Kolob Canyon. It contains many great one pitch lines (including sport climbing), as well as longer aid and free routes such as the legendary Wind, Sand, and Stars.

Getting There 

Follow the park drive into Kolob and stop at an obvious carpark on the right just as the road curves around to the right. Cross the road and follow a trail into the canyon.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.7 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',10],['5.11',8],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Fork

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Fork:
Fred Beckey   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Altered States   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Self Abuse   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Tail Of The Cock   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Sand Surfin'   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Center Route   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   
Pulp Friction   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Last Rites   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Yahweh   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
High Noon   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
I Stab Ourselves   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Pins and Needles   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Hall of Smears   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
"ET" Extremely Tough Slab   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch   
Spiderfinger   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Limage making the transition from the flake t...

Last Rites 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Utah : Zion National Park : ... : South Fork
After passing above the old debris dam and flood plain and hiking up canyon just about 200' west of Namaste on the South wall. This route is just left (East)of a huge left facing arch. A bouldery start to a left trending flake (2 bolts) gets one to an obvious arching crack. Traverse into the crack and it goes from fingers to hands in about 45 to the belay chains.When I first climbed this on aid in 1987 I found an old 2" angle lying in the dirt in a pod at the current rap anchor. I would LOVE to ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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