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Submitted By: Michael Schneiter on Dec 6, 2007
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Description 

Paria Point is the prominent and striking buttress on the north side of the canyon formed by the South Fork of Taylor Creek. It helps form the mouth of the canyon and is home to the classic routes Wind, Sand, and Stars and Sunlight Buttress.


Getting There 

Drive into the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park, accessed from Interstate 15. There is a large parking lot where the road makes a sharp switchback to the right. There is a park trail across the road, leading into the canyon.


3 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Paria Point:
Sunlight Buttress   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 9 pitches, 1500'   
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The Futura 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b A3  UT : Zion National Park : ... : Paria Point
Another obscure aid climb. Good aid climbing in an awesome place. Wild free climbing at the top of the buttress. Look for a time capsul chained to anchors of pitch 5 or 6. This route was really Todd and Troy's route, they had the first two or three fixed and I was lucky enough to tag along. We had a bunch of fun. Beast of Burden was named for us calling Todd "Keith Richards" whilst on route. We did the route with two bivis and I will never forget the shadows the morning light casts on the New Ha...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Wind, Sand, and Stars topo.
Wind, Sand, and Stars topo.
Paria Point in winter
Paria Point in winter
Wind Sand Stars on left, Super Senior in the center, The Futura on the Right. The West Face route climbs the west facing slab on the left side of the photo. This route makes the best descent for the formation.
BETA PHOTO: Wind Sand Stars on left, Super Senior in the cente...
Paria Point. Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park. Sunlight Buttress begins from the rib of rock that rises from the canyon floor and meets the wall, visible in this photo just below the center of the photo. Wind, Sand and Stars begins to the left of this feature.
Paria Point. Kolob Canyons, Zion National Park. Su...
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By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Dec 6, 2007

It seemed appropriate to add Paria Point as a separate area within Kolob Canyons. The South Fork of Taylor Creek area already exists in the database but that seems to best describe the location of the many short routes in the area.