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Areas in Cedar Canyon

9.987 Wall 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Bootleg Butte 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Bowling Alley 5 / 6 / 2 / 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 16
Buddha, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1
Cedar Slide Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Cetacean Wall 0 / 9 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Georges Stick 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1
Graveside Matter Wall 0 / 31 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 34
Latency Peak 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Pillar of Great Price, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Psychoslab a.k.a 10 mile wall 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Rappel Wall Area 1 / 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Sand Castle 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Slide Area, The 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Sunny Slabs 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Tunnel, The 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 37.616, -112.932 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: TylerPhillips on Jun 7, 2007
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

This canyon was created by the old Lake Bonneville. The baby limestone found through out most of the canyon was formed from the lake receding and rising for a few thousand years. The rock looks like Spearfish Canyon in South Dakota, but its nowhere near as good, however there is good rock to be found here, and ALOT of choss too.

The best seasons are spring and fall but it is very possible to rock climb here in the middle of summer too.

A good but hard to find reference is Troy D. Anderson's semi-comprehensive guide, Metal In Your Head.

Getting There

From Cedar City find HWY 14, this goes through Cedar Canyon. From HWY 89 take HWY 14 to Cedar City.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cedar Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V7 7A+
Open For Business
Boulder
V8 7B
Chain Gang
Boulder
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Psychoslabaddict
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
The Adventure Route
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Hells Bells
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Undertaker
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
La Santa Muerta
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Evil
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
La Santa Muerta Ext
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Too Much Cock Not Enough Lycra
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Death to Smootchie
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Evil Twin
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Wicked
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Heucos from Hades
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Whited Sepulchre
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Open For Business Cedar Slide Bould… > Flannigan Boulder V7 7A+ Boulder
Chain Gang Cedar Slide Bould… > Flannigan Boulder V8 7B Boulder
Psychoslabaddict Psychoslab a.k.a 10 mile wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
The Adventure Route Rappel Wall Area 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Hells Bells Graveside Matter… > Lower Tier 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Undertaker Graveside Matter… > Lower Tier 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
La Santa Muerta Graveside Matter… > Lower Tier 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Evil Graveside Matter… > Lower Tier 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
La Santa Muerta Ext Graveside Matter… > Lower Tier 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Too Much Cock Not Enough Lycra Graveside Matter… > Graveside Matter Slab 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Death to Smootchie Graveside Matter… > Graveside Pillar 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Evil Twin Graveside Matter… > Lower Tier 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Wicked Graveside Matter… > Lower Tier 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Heucos from Hades Graveside Matter… > Lower Tier 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport
Whited Sepulchre Graveside Matter… > Lower Tier 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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How hot does it get here in the middle of Summer? Thinking of coming to climb here in Aug. Jul 10, 2016
bheller
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bheller   SL UT
It seems highly unlikely (impossible) that these limestone crags east of Cedar City were deposited and lithified through the advancing and retreating actions of Ancient Lake Bonneville for many, many reasons. The most obvious damning clue is that the town of Cedar City is 5,800 ft elevation, while the highest water mark Bonneville ever achieved at its maximum was 5,220 ft. In short, Bonneville was never even near Cedar City, let alone the limestone crags found around 7000 ft elevation east of town. Sep 25, 2015

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