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Elevation: 3,244 ft 989 m
GPS: 37.155, -113.6072
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Shared By: Guy H. on Oct 28, 2004 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane
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Description Suggest change

These short, black, basalt walls are located very close to town. A warm micro environment on otherwise cold, sunny, winter days, the area is quite popular.

The area was developed with bolted sport lines in the mid-nineties by Tupper and Goss, but trad lines were done as early as the late eighties by Olvesky.

The routes are easily divided into a southeast-facing Sunny Side and a northwest-facing Shady Side.

The majority of the routes on the Sunny Side are in the 5.8 to 5.10 range. The Shady Side routes range from 5.8 to 5.13, with the largest number in the 5.10 range.

This is a great place after a big rain when all of the area's sandstone is wet, and when it is cold out.

Getting There Suggest change

From downtown Saint George, drive north on Bluff Street (don't turn left towards Santa Clara). Drive approximately 1.5 miles past the turn to Snow Canyon State Park, passing the parking area for the Chuckawalla trailhead on the left.

Park here and walk north on the bike trail 110 yards, then branch left onto the well-defined canyon trail. The trail crosses a fence with a tortoise barrier.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Black Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B PG13
 8
Cafe Late
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 5
Crux Power
Boulder
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 46
The Stem From Heck
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 98
Moses Had a Stick Clip
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 93
Cyclops
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 101
Welcome to Black Rocks
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 83
Galactic Cannibalism
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 108
Extinction
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 75
Lunar Orbit
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 106
Oh My Hell
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 45
The Beginning
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 44
Black Friday
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 72
Gravitational Attraction
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 62
Flying off the Handle
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 8
Jumping to Conclusions
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cafe Late Black Rocks Boulders
 8
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Crux Power Black Rocks Boulders
 5
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
The Stem From Heck Shady Side
 46
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Moses Had a Stick Clip Sunny Side
 98
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Cyclops Sunny Side
 93
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Welcome to Black Rocks Shady Side
 101
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Galactic Cannibalism Sunny Side
 83
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Extinction Shady Side
 108
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lunar Orbit Sunny Side
 75
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Oh My Hell Sunny Side
 106
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Beginning Shady Side
 45
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Black Friday Sunny Side
 44
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Gravitational Attraction Sunny Side
 72
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Flying off the Handle Shady Side
 62
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Jumping to Conclusions Shady Side
 8
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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