Southwest Ridge, West Temple III/IV 5.7


Zion National Park, Utah, USA

  • Currently 3.0/5
Avg time to climb route: 1 day
Approach time: 2 hours
Descent time: 2 hours
Number of pitches: N/A
Height of route: 3800' of gain
FA: Newell and Norman Crawford, 1933 This is a big hike and scramble with a few 5th class moves. Hike and scramble up to the notch between Mt. Kinesava and the West Temple accessible from the Springdale cemetery. Climb the exposed but moderate ridge (4th class). The final pitch is the only technical 5th class pitch on the route and is protected by bolts (not the crux). Rack: cams to 1.5”, slings and biners Descent: Reverse route
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