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Brian Head

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Brian Head  


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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



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39 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',12],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
Howard Hughes   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 40'   The Overlook : The Starting Block
The Crucible   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   The Overlook : The High Rise Area
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One-finger Pockets Suck 5.10a

One-finger Pockets Suck 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  UT : Cedar City : ... : The High Rise Area
This a great Crack of mostly hand sizes that looks like it 's not done that often. The worst part is there is thick green moss far back in parts of the crack that you can touch. This doesn't interfere with gear placements and you can work around the moss in the cracks. It's a great climb worth doing if you brought trad gear with you. ...[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.