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Brian Head Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 9,600'
Location: 37.68615, -112.84742 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Brian Head Peak, Village and Ski resort offer a lot of recreation opportunities. In winter there is the ski resort as well as cross country skiing. In the summer there is hiking, mountain biking, camping and climbing.

Getting There 

From nouthern Utah take Interstate 15 to exit 75 at Parowan, drive 14 miles up the mountain to Brian Head Resort.

If you are heading up from St. George or Las Vegas access to these crags may be faster and shorter by driving up Cedar Canyon from Cedar City. Take Highway 14 East to Highway 148 (this is also the turn for Cedar Breaks National Monument). Drive through Cedar Breaks (no fee required if you're just driving through) and make a right (east) on Highway 143. The Sport climbing areas are located at various distances down this road.

The Overlook- 4.7 miles to the Sydney Valley Rd (Forest Road 048).

The Running Scared Wall- 5.5 miles to pull off.

The Principality- 13 mile to bunker creek road.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.8 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',25],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',3],['5.9',6],['5.10',8],['5.11',7],['5.12',6],['5.13',4],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Brian Head

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Brian Head:
Dr. Diaper   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 30'   The Overlook : The Starting Block
Willie the Pimp   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   The Overlook : The Starting Block
Angering the Cheese Gods   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 35'   The Overlook : The Starting Block
It's No Secret   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 35'   The Overlook : The Zoo
Howard Hughes   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 40'   The Overlook : The Starting Block
Heimie the Mexican Gynecologist   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 40'   The Overlook : The Starting Block
Kiss my Quaking Aspen   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 50'   The Principality
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Featured Route For Brian Head
Rock Climbing Photo: It's No Secret 5.11b, on the left

It's No Secret 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  UT : Cedar City : ... : The Zoo
If your short the crux could be the start otherwise between the second and third bolt. If you fall here you could hurt yourself and/or your belayer. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By ZachBradford
Jun 22, 2011
If you are heading up from St. George or Las Vegas access to these crags may be faster and shorter by driving up Cedar Canyon from Cedar City. Take Highway 14 East to Highway 148 (this is also the turn for Cedar Breaks National Monument). Drive through Cedar Breaks (no fee required if you're just driving through) and make a right (east) on Highway 143. The Sport climbing areas are located at various distances down this road.

The Overlook- 4.7 miles to the Sydney Valley Rd (Forest Road 048).

The Running Scared Wall- 5.5 miles to pull off.

The Principality- 13 mile to bunker creek road.

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