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Temple of Sinawava  


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Description 

The Temple of Sinawava contains the crags at the end of the Zion Canyon scenic road. There is a bit of cragging in the vicinity but the centerpiece of the area is the classic free route Monkeyfinger (5.12 IV).

Also of interest to climbers are the excellent bathrooms complete with flush toilets and running water.

Excellent hiking is also found in the area with the Virgin River Narrows a few miles up canyon along the river.

Getting There 

Take the shuttle bus (or drive in the off-season) to the very end of the road. Monkeyfinger follows the darkly varnished corner (look for the slings on the anchors) on the southwest-facing wall about 100 yards down from the parking area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.2 miles from here

13 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',3],['5.10',5],['5.11',0],['5.12',3],['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 Temple of Sinawava:
The Pulpit   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a C1     Aid, 2 pitches, 50'   
Swoop Gimp or Be Dust   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a C3     Trad, Aid, 10 pitches   
Unknown Left - AKA: Toilet Crack Left   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Right Toilet Bowl Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches   
Tourist Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Unknown   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Monkeyfinger   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 9 pitches, 900'   
The Silverback   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   
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Bill Wright going the hard way on pitch 2

Monkeyfinger 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  UT : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava
This awesome all-free route has been described as the "Astroman of Zion." It does share a number of similarities with Astroman, including hard climbing, spectacular position, good exposure, as well as a couple funky pitches guarding the top.However, the climb is not nearly as committing as Astroman (it can be rapped from any point on the route), has a 5 minute approach, and you don't have to descend the North Dome Gully at the end of the day.Think of i...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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