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Campsite Canyon 
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Great little lollypop loop worth adding to Barrel Roll. Near Santa Clara, UT
Snake Pit
This local favorite is a fast winding run down a narrow wash. Near Santa Clara, UT
Stucki Springs
Another fast loop on the Bearclaw Poppy trail network. Near Santa Clara, UT
Barrel Roll
A fun purpose-built singletrack trail with great descents. Near Santa Clara, UT
Rim Runner Loop
Another great loop out of the Sand Cove Trailhead. Near Santa Clara, UT
Rim Rock
A fun lollypop loop out of the Sand Cove Trailhead. Near Santa Clara, UT
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Mormon Mountains  

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Mormon Mountains as seen from the dirt road on the...


Everyone knows about the sport climbing mecca outside of Mesquite known as The Cathedral, but relatively little is known about The Mormon Mountains which are roughly the same distance from Mesquite and contain some of the awesomest limestone in the US. Perhaps the problem is the relatively little development that has taken place, or the hour+ steep hike to get to the better climbing, but this area has so much potential it is mind blowing.

The Mormon Mountains are very secluded and empty, and you could go for days without seeing another human being, but that isn't a reflection of the quality of the climbing. As with most desert areas, there can be some wind, and summers can be too hot, but by chasing sun or shade at the appropriate times of the year, climbing can be done nearly year round.

I personally have spent very little time here, but I want the area posted here so that those who have more information/better information can post it up. Please contribute if you have any new info or corrections to the info that I've posted.

Getting There 

From Mesquite take I-15 south for a little over 10 miles until you reach the first truck parking exit. Exit here, then take the road at the back of the truck parking and parallels the freeway heading west. After a short distance the road turns north and turns to dirt. Follow this dirt road for about 13 miles until you are in the heart of the Mormon Mountains.

Climbing Season

Weather station 13.1 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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At the crux

Unknown 2 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b  NV : Mormon Mountains : ... : Campsite Crag (Missionary W...
This is an awesome route on great orange limestone. The route starts on the left side of the first large cave encountered on the campsite crag, and follows rightward trending series of pockets, huecos, slopers, and crimps. There is a chain draw hanging on the fifth bolt where the crux is encountered....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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Cave on Davidson Peak
Cave on Davidson Peak
Davidson Canyon Overview
Davidson Canyon Overview
Bulge in Lower Davidson Canyon
Bulge in Lower Davidson Canyon
Short lower wall in Davidson Canyon
Short lower wall in Davidson Canyon
Lower mostly moderate potential wall in Davidson C...
Lower mostly moderate potential wall in Davidson C...

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