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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).
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.
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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+ MS 4a C1 Aid, 2 pitches, 50'
Swoop Gimp or Be Dust 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a C3 Trad, Aid, 10 pitches
Unknown Left - AKA: Toilet Crack Left 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Right Toilet Bowl Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 5 pitches
Tourist Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 100'
Unknown 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Monkeyfinger 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, 9 pitches, 900'
The Silverback 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b Trad, 5 pitches, 700'
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Monkeyfinger 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 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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