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The Running Scared Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.6645, -112.7155 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: ZachBradford on Jun 22, 2011
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Running Scared Wall in early fall

Description 

Great crag will solid basalt cliffs. The area offers a full range of routes so it is a great place to take a posse with varied abilities. Sport climbing from 5.7 to 5.12c. Trad climbing from 5.5 to 5.9+.

Note for climbers seeking 5.9 and under. The routes 5.9 and under at running scared offer maybe the highest level of enjoyment when compared against route of the same grade throughout the cedar city area.

Getting There 

From Cedar City, take Highway 14 East to Highway 148 (this is also the turn for Cedar Breaks National Monument). Drive through Cedar Breaks (no fee required if you're just driving through) and make a right (east) on Highway 143. Take Hwy. 143 for 5.5 miles. Park in the pull off on the right side of the road just before the stream passes under the road.

From the parking area, cross the road and follow the faint trail along the fence line through the meadow. After 0.25 miles (5 min) you will come to an old logging road that has been decommissioned. Take a right on that road and hike for another 0.26 mile. There you will see the cairns and entrance of the trail for Running Scared on your left. The crag is 0.35 mile from the logging road.
All total, 0.86 miles of approach taking about 25 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Brian Head area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',3],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Running Scared Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Running Scared Wall:
Junction   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 40'   School Room
Conjunction    5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 40'   School Room
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Other White Meat

The Other White Meat 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  UT : Cedar City : ... : School Room
Corner crack that can be dirty in spots if no one has been on it in a while. Great crack to practice your trad skills better so than the running scared crack....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Will Beuttell
Jul 31, 2016
Substantial trail maintenance was just done at Running Scared.
We cleared most of the down trees, fixed and added cairns, marked some places with flagging tape, and cleared the trail of debris. If you had tried to go there over the past two years, you probably found the trail to be a mess. Everything is better now. Get out there and climb!

Updated Distances and Times:
From the parking area, cross the road and follow the faint trail along the fence line through the meadow. After 0.25 miles (5 min) you will come to an old logging road that has been decommissioned. Take a right on that road and hike for another 0.26 mile. There you will see the cairns and entrance of the trail for Running Scared on your left. The crag is 0.35 mile from the logging road.
All total, 0.86 miles of approach taking about 25 minutes.
By Joe Zelman
From: Cedar City, UT
Jul 31, 2016
Yes! Thanks Will and Kelly!
By Darren Knezek
Aug 8, 2016
What a fantastic job!!!! It made getting to the cliff a breeze and it looked like a ton of work!!
Got to meet Will and Kelly, two amazing individuals with a lot of drive for making one of their hometown crags easier to get to, and definitely helping stop new social/erosion trails from springing up.
Thanks for your hard work. Can't wait to come back again!
Could one of the administrators add their directions to the area heading page? They we're perfect.

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