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La Santa Muerta 

YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 65'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a/b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 23 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: J.Tully. G. Larsen
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: ZachBradford on May 29, 2011

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Louise clipping before the crux


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.


If you count lines from left to right La Santa Muerta is the fourth route on the newly bolted lower section.

Photos of La Santa Muerta Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Louise doing her thing
Louise doing her thing
Rock Climbing Photo: Before crux
Before crux

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By ZachBradford
Jun 10, 2011
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

I just went up and climbed the route for the third time because it is that good.

I was a bit disappointed to find that the anchors had been moved several feet lower eliminating the final crux moves.

The route is still one of the best 5.11's in Cedar Canyon but it lost a bit of its finale.

I appreciate all the bolting Gordon and his crew put in. I was just wondering why the anchors were lowered?

Once again I really enjoy all the routes you have put up, Thanks for putting the time, energy and money into a crag that's not in your backyard.
By JohnT
Jul 21, 2011

I agree - La Santa is the one of best lines on the first tier yet. More routes to come
By the professor
Jul 19, 2013
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a

I found the crux getting past bolt 7 (in the black water streak). This is short but quite steep with nothing for feet. Felt harder than 11b.

BTW, every route on the second tier passes through a friable sandy section down low. Although the climbs are good, they cannot IMHO be 4 stars because of that choss. The third tier climbs are another story....
By Will Beuttell
Aug 25, 2014
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

One of my favorite climbs ever. Protected very well and the rock gets better the higher on the route you get. A little height dependent deadpoint at the crux made me think it might be a little harder than 11- but who knows.
By Nathan Marsh
From: st. george utah
Sep 25, 2014
rating: 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b

this is a great route. felt easier than 5.11 but i am tall. would be a classic if there was more to it, (first section is way easy), however this is a must do route! it is bolted very well to feel comfortable on lead. Be careful when lowering! you lower right into a tree that has some sharp broken limbs. Thanks to those who put up this great route!
By Joncharlesdavis
May 23, 2015
rating: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Careful on the crux a couple breakable holds.

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