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Routes in Bluff Street Cracks

Deface Crack T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Freeze Dried Bat T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Inspired and Perspired T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Joseph Meeks T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Pig Lloyd T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Red Warrior T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Route 99 T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Wide Boy T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Description

The Bluff Street Cracks are the south-facing sandstone cliffs that overlook Saint George on the north side of town.

There are a number of cracks and corners here including hand cracks and wide stuff. Todd Goss's Rock Climbs of Southwest Utah & The Arizona Strip, Second Edition lists six named climbs but notes pretty much everything here has been climbed at one time or another.

There are at least three bolted anchors (some with chains, some with webbing) that aren't noted in the guidebook.

Getting There

The base of the cliffs are a short hike/scramble from the streets of Saint George. It is probably best to park at the north end of 400 W. To get to the north end of 400 W it is easiest to take Diagonal Street. Either turn southeast on Diagonal from Bluff Street north of St George Blvd or turn north on Main Street from St George Blvd and then turn left on Diagonal. Then turn north on 400W and continue a block or two.

Alternatively, see here:

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Hike/scramble up to the base of the cliffs (10-20 minutes).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bluff Street Cracks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 68
Deface Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
Wide Boy
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 50
Red Warrior
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
Pig Lloyd
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Inspired and Perspired
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 10
Freeze Dried Bat
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Deface Crack
 68
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Wide Boy
 30
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Red Warrior
 50
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Pig Lloyd
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Inspired and Perspired
 10
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Freeze Dried Bat
 10
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
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Kyle Wills
Chicago, IL
Kyle Wills   Chicago, IL
Once at the base there is at series of perfect chimneys and 4th class paths to the top lying directly in line with 400W towards the right of the obvious approach trail marked by the medium sized NO TRESPASSING sign ( had a few questions about that/is this a problem?) While I was a bit worried about the rock quality at first it was pretty easy to build some solid anchors above most pitches. Also the three "lines/routes/chossy death piles" to the left of Pig Floyd are 5.easy and can be free soloed to the top. May 5, 2010

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