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Temple of Sinawava Rock Climbing 

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Looking down canyon from Temple of Sinawava. Photo...

***** 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 >>>


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 4.6 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Temple of Sinawava

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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   
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'   
IdiOdyssey   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2+     Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, 1000'   
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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Featured Route For Temple of Sinawava
Rock Climbing Photo: Silverback.

The Silverback 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  UT : Zion National Park : Temple of Sinawava
What a route! Excellent. At only 700 feet, this is one big little wall. Pitch 1: Munge Tower- a sandbox down low leads to a descent 5.9 squeeze chimney. Two thirds of the way up, you reach a ledge with an alternate belay...skip it using your trusty 70m rope- continue up, sliding a purple #5 BD up the 5.9 ow all the way to the top of the tower. A single set of cams with nuts are all you need for this pitch. 2 bolt belay.Pitch 2: The Leaning Corner- bring up the second, and move your belay l...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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