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South Fork

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
"ET" Extremely Tough Slab S 
1/2 Route, AKA Unknown S 
Altered States T 
Arete Sport Climb T 
Center Route T 
Dost Mitra S 
Expecting T 
Fred Beckey T 
Hall of Smears S 
High Noon S 
Hueco 2nd Pitch S 
Hueco Direct Start T 
Hueco Traverse S 
Huecos Rancheros S 
I Stab Ourselves S 
Last Rites T 
Namaste S 
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 
Twins Paradox S 
Xanadu T 
Yahweh T 
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South Fork  


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Location: 37.45082, -113.16139 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.7 miles from here

30 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',11],['5.11',9],['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 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Sand Surfin'   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Pulp Friction   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Last Rites   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
1/2 Route, AKA Unknown   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Dost Mitra   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Pins and Needles   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Hall of Smears   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Namaste   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Huecos Rancheros   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Twins Paradox   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
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Featured Route For South Fork
Namaste from below.

Namaste 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  UT : Zion National Park : ... : South Fork
Park in the lot at the hairpin turn. Hike up the trail (South Fork Canyon) for about 45 minutes. Then canyon will narrow the farther you go. Just before scrambling is required, on your left will be an overhanging wall with three sport routes. The short one on the left is a good warm up at 5.10+. Then Huecos Rancheros (5.12c) is the center and on the right is Namaste (5.12a). These are all beautiful lines.If you've seen images of this climb, you need to hike in and c...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of South Fork Slideshow Add Photo
Kolob
Kolob
Overview of Kolob Wall  1-  Route AKA Unknown 5.1...
BETA PHOTO: Overview of Kolob Wall 1- Route AKA Unknown 5.1...
South Fork of Taylor... miles of untouched rock
BETA PHOTO: South Fork of Taylor... miles of untouched rock
South Fork, Taylor Creek. Monolithic walls tower o...
South Fork, Taylor Creek. Monolithic walls tower o...
A section of the striking, tiger-striped wall cont...
A section of the striking, tiger-striped wall cont...
Wallflower.
Wallflower.
Kolob
Kolob
South Fork Taylor Creek Climbing Area Overview cir...
BETA PHOTO: South Fork Taylor Creek Climbing Area Overview cir...
Kolob
Kolob
Kolob
Kolob
Huge walls everywhere.
Huge walls everywhere.
Hiking up to the climbs
Hiking up to the climbs
The sport routes are alllll the way at the back, o...
The sport routes are alllll the way at the back, o...
The Namaste wall overhangs a bit. The foreground r...
The Namaste wall overhangs a bit. The foreground r...
A photo from another climber that shows the line o...
BETA PHOTO: A photo from another climber that shows the line o...
Exploring the canyon.
Exploring the canyon.
Namaste
Namaste

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By Peter Franzen
Administrator
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.