Coral Canyon Ridge Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: This is the cliff band as seen from the shooting r...
This is a small broken cliff band on the backside of the obvious slabby sandstone ridge seen to the east of the coral canyon golf course. This is a good winter climbing area as routes are in the sun from morning until mid afternoon. The rock is sandstone and is similar to what is found in the Green Valley Gap. There are probably between 10 and 15 routes here, most of which are easy to moderate in dificulty. The rock quality ranges from bullet hard in some places to super chossy in others. A hard hat is definately recommended due to the fact that I don't think these routes get much traffic.
To get there take I-15 to Highway 9 (the one that goes to Zion), from Highway 9 turn south at the first light onto Telegraph St. from Telegraph St. take the first right into Razor Ridge Park (there is a little fishing pond here), park in the parking lot for the park. Now directly across Telegraph Road from the parking lot is a small paved road heading towards the obvious sandstone slabs, follow this road past a sewage pumping station then where the road curves slightly to the left continue streight through the brush to the base of the slabs (you will cross a little trickle of water just before reaching the slabs). Once you reach the slabs, turn right and follow the base of the slabs for about 1/4 mile then hike up and over the slabs and look for the bolts on the broken cliff band you will encounter.
Other people have also parked either at the park or right by the sewage station fence and hike along the fence south, down into the tall tamarisks and creek (you can stay dry easily) until you reach the slabs. Follow the base of the slabs south a short distance until you see a break in the slab, kind of a 2 foot high ridge arete that you can follow up to the top. A short distance east and you'll find a small cairn near the ridge and a two bolts with a fixed line leading down to the 3 ugly step sisters or along the ridge to the other routes.
Weather station 9.1 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Coral Canyon Ridge
Team Awesome 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a UT
: Saint George
: Coral Canyon Ridge
This route follows 4 bolts through pocketed sandstone to a two bolt anchor on the ledge above the route. There are two distinct cruxes at the third and fourth bolts. The top half of the route climbs through sandstone of excellent quality but the bottom half is pretty chossy (I tried to clean all the loose rock off, but I'm sure there is more to be done)....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
BETA PHOTO: This shows the location of the tops of the routes ...
From: Layton, UT
Feb 14, 2012
Routes about which I know nothing but the name and location:
Hump Like a Beetle: First route to the Right of the 3 Ugly Step Sisters.
10.4 Over and Out: 2nd route right of the 3 ugly step sisters.
Banished to the Desert: 4th route to the right of the 3 Ugly Step Sisters. Possibly 5.8.
By Logan Bradford
From: Provo, Utah
Dec 29, 2014
Good area for people living in the northern part of the St. George area and don't always feel like driving all the way to Chuckawalla, Black Rocks etc. Good rock, and a few more routes than what is listed here on MP (haven't climbed them -- otherwise I'd post them). Lots of room for development at this crag. Because it doesn't get a ton of traffic, there are some dirty holds/loose rock, but all in all, pretty decent climbing.
- NOTE* There are two ways to get to the routes: one is directly behind the sewage plant, over the ridge, followed by a miserable boulder scramble south to the routes. DO NOT TAKE THIS ROUTE. It is a royal pain in the rear, as I found out today. ;-) Instead, after parking at Razor Ridge park, follow the fence on the south side of the plant, then cross a gnarly trickle of water, then follow the ridge south till the guide ropes, coming down right by the Ugly Step Sisters. This will save you LOADS of time in your approach and get you on the wall much more quickly.