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Cedar Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 37.61602, -112.93205 View Map  Incorrect?
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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.

Getting There 

From Cedar City find HWY 14, this goes through Cedar Canyon. From HWY 89 take HWY 14 to Cedar City.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

96 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',35],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',6]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cedar Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cedar Canyon:
Open For Business   V7 7A+     Boulder   Cedar Slide Bouldering : Flannigan Boulder
Chain Gang   V8 7B     Boulder, 18'   Cedar Slide Bouldering : Flannigan Boulder
Dog Heaven    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Graveside Matter Wall : Lower Tier
The Direct Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Bowling Alley : Main Area
Psychoslabaddict   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Psychoslab a.k.a 10 mile w...
The Adventure Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Rappel Wall Area
Faceplant   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Graveside Matter Wall : Graveside Matter Slab
Hells Bells   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Graveside Matter Wall : Lower Tier
Undertaker   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Graveside Matter Wall : Lower Tier
Catacomb   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Graveside Matter Wall : Upper Tier
The Coffee Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 300'   Latency Peak
La Santa Muerta   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Graveside Matter Wall : Lower Tier
Evil   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Graveside Matter Wall : Lower Tier
Too Much Cock Not Enough Lycra   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Graveside Matter Wall : Graveside Matter Slab
Evil Twin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Graveside Matter Wall : Lower Tier
Death to Smootchie   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Graveside Matter Wall : Graveside Pillar
Heucos from Hades   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Graveside Matter Wall : Lower Tier
Whited Sepulchre   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Graveside Matter Wall : Lower Tier
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Featured Route For Cedar Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Simon working Heucos from Hades

Heucos from Hades 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13  UT : Cedar City : ... : Lower Tier
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By bheller
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.

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