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South Fork

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Hall of Smears 
High Noon 
Hueco 2nd Pitch 
Hueco Direct Start 
Hueco Traverse 
Huecos Rancheros 
I Stab Ourselves 
Last Rites 
Namaste 
Pins and Needles 
Pulp Friction 
Sand Surfin' 
Self Abuse 
Shotgun 
Southern Comfort 
Spiderfinger 
Tail Of The Cock 
Tango 
Touch Me Fall 
Twins Paradox 
Xanadu 
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South Fork 


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South Fork of Taylor Creek
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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.


29 Total Routes


['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',11],['5.11',8],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=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 South Fork:
Fred Beckey   5.6 4c 14 V S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Sand Surfin'   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Pulp Friction   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Last Rites   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
1/2 Route, AKA Unknown   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Pins and Needles   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Dost Mitra   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Hall of Smears   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Namaste   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Huecos Rancheros   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
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Bill leading the cool huecoed route.

1/2 Route, AKA Unknown 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  UT : Zion National Park : ... : South Fork
This is the "warm-up" route left of Huecos Rancheros and Namaste. It is shorter and only requires one rope.Crank up overhanging huecos to the anchor.All routes on this wall were established ground up placing bolts hanging off hooks!...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Kolob
Kolob
South Fork of Taylor... miles of untouched rock
BETA PHOTO: South Fork of Taylor... miles of untouched rock
A section of the striking, tiger-striped wall containing <em><a href='/v/namaste/105717892'>Namaste</a></em>, <em><a href='/v/huecos-rancheros/105718117'>Huecos Rancheros</a></em>, and <em><a href='/v/12-route-aka-unknown/105717895'>1/2 Route, AKA Unknown</a></em>.
A section of the striking, tiger-striped wall cont...
The <em><a href='/v/namaste/105717892'>Namaste</a></em> wall overhangs a bit. The foreground rope on the right is hanging from the chains on <em><a href='/v/12-route-aka-unknown/105717895'>1/2 Route, AKA Unknown</a></em> and the other rope behind it on the right is hanging from a draw about halfway up <em><a href='/v/huecos-rancheros/105718117'>Huecos Rancheros</a></em>.
The Namaste wall overhangs a bit. T...
Hiking up to the climbs
Hiking up to the climbs
South Fork Taylor Creek Climbing Area Overview <br />circa 1995.
BETA PHOTO: South Fork Taylor Creek Climbing Area Overview
cir...
Wallflower.
Wallflower.
South Fork, Taylor Creek. Monolithic walls tower over the canyon.
South Fork, Taylor Creek. Monolithic walls tower o...
Exploring the canyon.
Exploring the canyon.
Kolob
Kolob
Huge walls everywhere.
Huge walls everywhere.
Kolob
Kolob
The sport routes are alllll the way at the back, on the right-hand side.  Takes around 30-40 minutes to hike in.
The sport routes are alllll the way at the back, o...
Kolob
Kolob
A photo from another climber that shows the line of the UPLIFT WHITEBOY PARTY PLAN A3
BETA PHOTO: A photo from another climber that shows the line o...
Namaste
Namaste
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By Peter Franzen
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From: Phoenix, AZ
Sep 4, 2013

This is quite possibly the most serene and wonderful sport climbing area I've ever been to. We had it to ourselves on a stormy holiday weekend. Wonderful, wonderful place.

By benjaminleaton
From: Sandy, UT
Nov 29, 2013

The admins of this area and its routes need to do some updating on the route descriptions with heavy focus on the locations of each of the routes. I guess we can no longer say that Namaste is the third route from the left.

I was just at the Namaste Wall today (Nov 29, 2013) and thought I had hopped on Namaste. Once I returned home, I realized that I actually climbed Dost Mitra, a route that sits between Huecos Rancheros and Namaste.

From what I could see, there are 5 bolted routes on the Namaste Wall. After glancing at the latest version of Rock Climbing Utah and scouring through Mountain Project, I have decided that the routes are as follows, from left to right: Unknown 5.10, Huecos Rancheros 5.12c, Dost Mitra 5.11a/b, Namaste 5.12a, and Unknown Project (possibly named Twins Paradox 5.13a on Mountain Project and I assume a typo states that it sits between Huecos Rancheros and Dost Mitra).

Be aware, the latest version of Rock Climbing Utah by Stewart Green mentions Dost Mitra and Twins Paradox in the opening paragraph for the Namaste Wall, but the topo and listed routes only include the Unkown 5.10, Huecos Rancheros, and Namaste. Also note that the line representing Namaste on the topo/photo is actually overlaid on Dost Mitra.