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Just north of the city of St. George, in the Red Cliffs Reserve lies the Cougar Cliffs. Within these bounds are a decent amount of mid-range sport climbs on soft and fragile sediment. The nature of this rock combined with moisture lends itself to be only climbable after a 24 hours dry period. This area is -the spot- for local "hard core" sport rappellers, tire tossers, glass breakers, and crushed beer can collectors. Climbing at the Cougar Cliffs is for climbers who like an adventure. if you're a fan of choss, Goss, and toss, this place is for you.
Drive 6 miles north past Sunset Bld. on route 18, after MM-6 look left for a pullout. Park here and cross a barbed wire fence to a clearing, Veer south (left) and head towards a dome shaped formation. From here head west to a three bolt anchor (rap) or continue south to a gully and walk down to the base.
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Pigsty 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Petting the Pussycat 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 90'
Catatonic 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Geezer Holocaust 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 85'
Delusions of Grandeur 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Going for the Throat 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Forsaken 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Heaven's a Lie 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
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Forsaken 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c UT : Saint George : Cougar Cliffs
The climb starts off on 5.10'ish terrain navigating a shallow roof, enters a crimpy and smooth face section (the crux), and finishes after a brawny and overhanging top section with big holds.The route can be done as either 1 or 2 pitches. If done in one pitch a 70 m rope is required if the leader is going to be lowered to the ground....[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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