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Areas in Cedar City

Brian Head 13 / 31 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21 / 45
Cedar Canyon 14 / 62 / 4 / 26 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 100
Cedar City Foothills 0 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Cedar City Ice 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Cone Area, The 2 / 5 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Haven, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Iron Mine 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Jarem's Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Lollipop Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Old Tramway Canyon 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Pocket Rocks 2 / 17 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Spring Creek 7 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Sprocket Rocks 4 / 13 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Swett Hills 0 / 0 / 0 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Three Peaks 11 / 5 / 5 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 31
Elevation: 5,758 ft
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Description

Cedar City is a smallish town in southern Utah with a wide variety of rock types. Limestone in Cedar Canyon, welded tuff of the Overlook, and conglomerate similar to Maple Canyon are enough to keep anyone busy for a while. Routes range from 5.6 to 5.14. The higher elevation at some areas allow for nice temperatures in the summer. Some areas are inaccessible in the winter due to high snow levels.

Getting There

Cedar City is about 45 minutes north of St. George on I-15. There are some good places to eat, The Pastry Pub being one of the favorites for sandwiches and smoothies. Not much of a nightlife (it is in Utah, remember), but it is a college town, so you never know.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cedar City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI5-6
 4
Cedarcicle
Ice
WI4
 11
Hidden Haven
Ice 4 pitches
V7 7A+
 6
Open For Business
Boulder
V8 7B
 3
Chain Gang
Boulder
V8+ 7B+
 3
The Sagebrush Shuffle
Boulder
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Willie the Pimp
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Pocket Route
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 25
La Santa Muerta
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 3
It's No Secret
Sport, Alpine
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Evil
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 15
Howard Hughes
Sport, Alpine
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 6
La Santa Muerta Ext
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Too Much Cock Not Enough Lycra
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 18
Heucos from Hades
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Evil Twin
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cedarcicle Cedar City Ice > Cedar Canyon
 4
WI5-6 Ice
Hidden Haven Cedar City Ice > Parowan Canyon
 11
WI4 Ice 4 pitches
Open For Business Cedar Canyon > Cedar Slide Bou… > Flannigan Boulder
 6
V7 7A+ Boulder
Chain Gang Cedar Canyon > Cedar Slide Bou… > Flannigan Boulder
 3
V8 7B Boulder
The Sagebrush Shuffle Three Peaks
 3
V8+ 7B+ Boulder
Willie the Pimp Brian Head > Overlook > Starting Block
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Pocket Route Pocket Rocks
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
La Santa Muerta Cedar Canyon > Graveside Matte… > Lower Tier
 25
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
It's No Secret Brian Head > Overlook > Zoo
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Evil Cedar Canyon > Graveside Matte… > Lower Tier
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Howard Hughes Brian Head > Overlook > Starting Block
 15
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
La Santa Muerta Ext Cedar Canyon > Graveside Matte… > Lower Tier
 6
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Too Much Cock Not Enough Lycra Cedar Canyon > Graveside Matte… > Graveside Matter Slab
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Heucos from Hades Cedar Canyon > Graveside Matte… > Lower Tier
 18
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport
Evil Twin Cedar Canyon > Graveside Matte… > Lower Tier
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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T Brad  
There are at least two guidebooks for the Cedar City area. "Metal in Your Head" (Jack Tackle) is hard to find for purchase, but there are two copies at the SUU library, one available for checkout. It covers Cedar Canyon and building-bouldering in town.

I can't remember the name of the guidebook I used to use. It was available at the mountain shop in Cedar before it closed down; I can't find it now. It is thicker and more comprehensive than "Metal in Your Head." Besides Cedar Canyon, it covers areas all around Cedar City, including the Three Peaks area. If anyone has a copy or knows the title and author, please let me know. Jan 30, 2010
Chadwick Dixon
Crested Butte, CO
Chadwick Dixon   Crested Butte, CO
Passed thru the area last fall and was hoping to visit for the ice around Cedar City. Looks like Highway 14 up the canyon is closed. Is this closed every winter or just this year due to a slide? What kind of approach time to hit the ashdown flows? Any info appreciated. Feb 10, 2012
Jared R  
The road is usually open all year,however, there was a huge landslide this fall that took out about 1500' of the road and they are currently removing dirt and repairing/rebuilding the road. Apr 6, 2012
So I have the Bouldering Guide to Utah book (Baldwin-Beck-Russo) and it has info on sweet hills wash but I was having troubles finding the specific areas it describes in the book.. I was able to get on a couple nice problems but I feel like I'm missing most of the good stuff...
Is there any info on M.P. about the Sweet Hills Wash area?
thanks guys!
-Matt Feb 27, 2014
Jerry432
odessa texas
Jerry432   odessa texas
Going to be in cedar city and st George area for spring break. Does anyone know of any cool camping sites? BLM or free sites would be a nice tip.Thanks for any help. Mar 2, 2014
Joe Zelman
Cedar City, UT
Joe Zelman   Cedar City, UT
Has anyone else been on the Iron Mine boulder recently? I hear there are 5.10-5.12 lines on there and anchors on top. Any info on suggested lines? I tried a few solo and was interested in learning other's thoughts. Jun 18, 2016
Terri A Roth
Salt Lake City UT
Terri A Roth   Salt Lake City UT
Anyone find a small womens size 5 scraps shoes at the crag just past the cone? Jun 30, 2016

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