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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  

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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 Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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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As the Song and Dance Begins 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  UT : Cedar City : ... : The Starting Block
Nice, short route and a great introduction to the type of climbing in the area. Starts with good pockets and ledges and comes to a small bulge at the second bolt (crux). The climb continues easily past a third bolt to the anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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Seth starting out on Dr. Diaper
Seth starting out on Dr. Diaper
climbing HH
climbing HH
Seth cruxing on the pimp
Seth cruxing on the pimp

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