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The Starting Block

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Angering the Cheese Gods S 
As the Song and Dance Begins S 
Blue Suede Shoes S 
Dr. Diaper T 
Heimie the Mexican Gynecologist S 
Howard Hughes S 
What's My Line S 
Willie the Pimp S 

The Starting Block Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: EricD on Aug 30, 2006
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Several routes ranging from 5.9 to 12c. Routes face East and West so you can chase the sun or shade. Most routes can be top-roped, but are also bolted (a couple require gear).

Getting There 

Walk a couple minutes on the trail to the East. The trail will take you to the top of a flat rock formation. The routes begin below you. To the left, Suck It Up Crybaby (5.12b) is visible; to the right, Dr. Diaper (5.9 crack) is visible, as well as a couple others. Go down the trail to the left, or follow the formation to the right to a steep trail to the base of the climbs.

Climbing Season

For the Brian Head area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Starting Block

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Starting Block:
Dr. Diaper   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 30'   
Willie the Pimp   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   
Angering the Cheese Gods   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 35'   
Howard Hughes   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For The Starting Block
Rock Climbing Photo: What's My Line 5.9

What's My Line 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  UT : Cedar City : ... : The Starting Block
Stemming corner past 3 bolts to anchors. Awkward line, jumped on it thinking it would be fun for the beginner I was with to try...not the case.The climb doesn't have a good flow at all,but thats my opinion so check it out if you want. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

Photos of The Starting Block Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: climbing HH
climbing HH
Rock Climbing Photo: Seth starting out on Dr. Diaper
Seth starting out on Dr. Diaper
Rock Climbing Photo: Seth cruxing on the pimp
Seth cruxing on the pimp

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