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West Temple Rock Climbing 

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Josie McKee leading the "Double White Russian...

***** 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 >>>


said to be the biggest sandstone wall

Getting There 

NW of Springdale, approach from south of the park

Climbing Season

For the Zion National Park area.

Weather station 2.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in West Temple

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Temple:
Big Lebowski   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 21 pitches, 2000'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Back Where It All Begins

Back Where It All Begins 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c A3+ R  UT : Zion National Park : West Temple
On April 10,1999, John Rzyczecki and I started up a new route on the southeast face of the West Temple. The route, Back Where it All Begins (VI 5.11a A3+), follows the obvious diagonal line up the center of the wall facing Springdale. We spent 12 days completing the route, rappelling on April 22, 8 nights were spent on the wall. The route involved 16 60-meter rope-stretching pitches with bolted belays. Eighty percent of the lower wall was great free climbing, with little aid necessary. Almost ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Klimbien
From: St.George Orem Littleton Vegas
Nov 2, 2013
Do not approach any routes near our around Cowboy ridge, Mt. Kinesava, or West Temple from the the neighborhoods below, especially Serendipity Drive and Valley View Drive, there is major access issues. ALL ACCESS IS TO BE DONE FROM CHICK TRAIL OFF OF ANASAZI WAY:

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