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said to be the biggest sandstone wall

Getting There 

NW of Springdale, approach from south of the park

3 Total Routes

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

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

Back Where It All Begins 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 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
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: