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Elevation: 2,535 ft 773 m
GPS: 37.05079, -113.59297
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Shared By: Tony B on Dec 2, 2003 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

In and around the city of Saint George various small crags exist. This sunny, southwest corner of the state boasts a little of everything, which I have only sampled, but am writing up here to get the ball rolling.

The crags are mostly good, but slightly soft sandstone, sporting crimpers, slopers, pockets and nice corners and a splitter here and there. There are also limestone crags to the south and to the west. There are walls facing in every given direction which can get sun or shade at various times of day, depending on which crag you are at.

Crags such as Chuckwalla Wall, Turtle Wall and Prophesy Wall are almost exclusively sport climbs which may remind climbers of the popular sport areas at Red Rocks, NV. Bluff Street Cracks is noted for corners and cracks more reminiscent of Indian Creek. Cougar Cliffs, Black Rocks, Green Valley Gap are mostly sport with a few trad lines of note as well. Snow Canyon State Park has a good mixture of sport and trad.

Limestone areas include the Woodbury Road Crags, Utah Hills Crags, and the Virgin River Gorge.

The town of Saint George has plenty of services and hotels as well as nearby 'improved camping' at Snow Canyon State Park or free camping just outside town on BLM land. With the exception of Snow Canyon State Park and Crawdad Canyon the St. George crags are free access. While there may be relatively few classic lines on these cliffs compared to Zion, Red Rocks or the like, there are plenty of good routes in the area which could provide several days of climbing fun.

The sandstone here is easily damaged when wet. Please allow at least 24-48 hours before climbing after any precipitation. If the ground is at all damp, please do not climb on any local sandstone. Consider nearby options on basalt, limestone, granite, or plastic instead. For 24 hour rain totals use this site:  Rain Totals

Getting There Suggest change

The directions for each individual crag will be more telling, but the journey to each starts near St. George Ave (I-15 Exit 8) or Bluff Street (I-15 Exit 6) in Saint George. The area is littered with cliffs, canyons, and crags.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Saint George

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V3 6A
 164
The Spider
Boulder
V4 6B
 178
Underboy
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 148
Toadstool Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 339
Huntsman Graffiti
Boulder
V6 7A
 414
Israil
Boulder
V6 7A
 272
Pink Lady
Boulder
V7 7A+
 165
The Swan
Boulder
V8 7B
 166
Israil Direct
Boulder
V9 7C
 100
Gription
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 218
Leopard Skin
Trad, Sport 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 202
Deface Crack
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 226
Living On The Edge
Trad 4 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 249
Banana Dance
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 153
Sunset Lanes
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 321
Second Coming
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Spider Moe's Valley > South-W End/Pink Lady…
 164
V3 6A Boulder
Underboy Moe's Valley > Monkey Boy Area
 178
V4 6B Boulder
Toadstool Traverse Moe's Valley > Mario Land > Toadstool
 148
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Huntsman Graffiti Moe's Valley > Sentinel Area > Sentinel Boulder
 339
V5 6C Boulder
Israil Moe's Valley > South-W End/Pink Lady…
 414
V6 7A Boulder
Pink Lady Moe's Valley > South-W End/Pink Lady…
 272
V6 7A Boulder
The Swan Moe's Valley > South-W End/Pink Lady…
 165
V7 7A+ Boulder
Israil Direct Moe's Valley > South-W End/Pink Lady…
 166
V8 7B Boulder
Gription Moe's Valley > Monkey Boy Area
 100
V9 7C Boulder
Leopard Skin Snow Canyon SP > Island In The Sky > Sand Dunes
 218
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport 4 pitches
Deface Crack Bluff Street Cracks
 202
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Living On The Edge Snow Canyon SP > Island In The Sky > Aftershock Wall
 226
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Banana Dance Turtle Wall
 249
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Sunset Lanes Beaver Dam Rd > Sunset Alley > Alley
 153
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Second Coming Chuckwalla Wall
 321
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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