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High Rise Area, The 2 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 6
Starting Block, The 1 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 8
Window Rock 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 4
Zoo, The 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 3
Elevation: 11,000 ft
GPS: 37.715, -112.775 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: EricD on Aug 30, 2006
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

This is a great place to beat the Southern Utah heat. At such an elevation, the temps rarely get above 80, and long sleeves and pants are welcome, even in July and August. The rock is welded tuff and offers climbs from 30' to 70'. Climbs range from 5.8 to 5.13, many of which can be top-roped allowing for some great opportunities to climb above your level. The rock is textured and can be quite sharp, especially in the many finger pockets littered on the routes. Lots of fun climbing exists here and is made all the better by the weather.

Getting There

From Cedar City, take Highway 14 East to Highway 148 (this is also the turn for Cedar Breaks National Monument). Drive through Cedar Breaks (no fee required if you're just driving through) and make a right (east) on Highway 143. Take Hwy. 143 for 4.7 miles to the Sydney Valley Rd (Forest Road 048). Make a Left (this road is easy to miss...there is a sign that reads "048"). Follow this dirt road for about 4.5 miles and there will be a small turnaround area on the left. This is the parking area. This is also a parking area for a nearby mountain bike trail.

Looking North, routes are to the West and East. The closest one (Willie the Pimp) is about a 3 minute walk to the East.

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Will Beuttell
Cedar City, UT
Will Beuttell   Cedar City, UT
The road to the Overlook is open now (6/4/2017).
Some of the cliffs still have some snow at the base but another week or two and everything should be fine. Jun 4, 2017
a.l.  
For the alternative approach, this great little area is an easy 30 minute mountain bike ride on nice single track from the Sidney peak trail head off of the Brian Head Peak road.
This is a beautiful area with great rock and great view. Jul 17, 2016
I you want to mix up your day here there is a fun thing to do provided you have a designated shuttle driver. Have this good human drop you a the Brian Head summit with your Mt. Bikes and then meet you with gear at the Overlook. The trail is pretty good and runs right to the crag in less than an hour. Climb most of the day, then, if still game, ride one of the Bunker Creek trails down to Panguitch Lake and meet at one of the burger joints. Another shuttle driver needed. Nov 9, 2014
Perin Blanchard
Orem, UT
Perin Blanchard   Orem, UT  
Broadway Melody of 1974, Genesis Nov 21, 2007

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