Elevation: 3,073 ft
GPS: 37.122, -113.593 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Perin Blanchard on Mar 3, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
Access Issue: Sometimes closed in spring for raptor nesting Details

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
 108
Deface Crack
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 53
Wide Boy
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 83
Red Warrior
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
Pig Lloyd
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Route 99
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Inspired and Perspired
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Freeze Dried Bat
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Deface Crack
 108
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Wide Boy
 53
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Red Warrior
 83
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Pig Lloyd
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Route 99
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Inspired and Perspired
 14
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Freeze Dried Bat
 17
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
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