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.
95 Total Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',34],['2 Stars',37],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',6]
Browse More Classics in Cedar Canyon
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cedar Canyon:
Featured Route For Cedar Canyon
La Santa Muerta 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c UT
: Cedar City
: ... : Graveside Matter Wall
La Santa Muerta is an excellent pitch. The route climbs on solid grey limestone up great features. Crux comes at the very top in the last 2-3 moves. A bit pumpy and a great addition for graveside.An excellent pitch, thanks to the FA for the work you put it to bolt these routes....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
By Daniel Winder
Oct 17, 2011
A massive landslide has wiped out the road ~5 miles up the canyon. As of today, there was no apparent clean-up/repair project underway yet. It looks like it may be closed for a while.