Cedar Canyon Rock Climbing
A view of Cedar Canyon from the upper tier.
This canyon was created by the old Lake Bonneville. The baby limestone found through out most of the canyon was formed from the lake receding and rising for a few thousand years. The rock looks like Spearfish Canyon in South Dakota, but its nowhere near as good, however there is good rock to be found here, and ALOT of choss too.
The best seasons are spring and fall but it is very possible to rock climb here in the middle of summer too.
A good but hard to find reference is Troy D. Anderson's semi-comprehensive guide, Metal In Your Head.
From Cedar City find HWY 14, this goes through Cedar Canyon. From HWY 89 take HWY 14 to Cedar City.
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
99 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',39],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',6]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cedar Canyon
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cedar Canyon:
Featured Route For Cedar Canyon
Too Much Cock Not Enough Lycra 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a UT
: Cedar City
: ... : Graveside Matter Slab
Commonly know as "Too much chalk not enough lycra". Route starts on a strange and surprisingly delicate traverse through two bolts. You then move straight up the face. The crux of the route is found on the bulge right at the beginning. Once you move over the bulge you continue up a beautiful vertical face on edges with a pocket or two thrown in the mix. finishes with a short slab run to the chains. One of the best routes for the grade in Cedar Canyon....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
From: SL UT
Sep 25, 2015
It seems highly unlikely (impossible) that these limestone crags east of Cedar City were deposited and lithified through the advancing and retreating actions of Ancient Lake Bonneville for many, many reasons. The most obvious damning clue is that the town of Cedar City is 5,800 ft elevation, while the highest water mark Bonneville ever achieved at its maximum was 5,220 ft. In short, Bonneville was never even near Cedar City, let alone the limestone crags found around 7000 ft elevation east of town.
By Kashif Hasan
Jul 10, 2016
How hot does it get here in the middle of Summer? Thinking of coming to climb here in Aug.