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Description

It has good limestone and has steep slab climbing to vertical and overhanging routes.

The area is surrounded by a mixture of aspens and pines. It gets morning shade and late afternoon sunshine.

Climbable from spring to fall.

Getting There

Drive up Cedar Canyon Road 9.3 miles, park at the pull out on the left. The parking area is below the Adventure Climb area (also know as Rappel Area Wall). Go left around the corner of the wall. Follow trail up past a large obvious boulder. Cross the stream continue walking up the trail a few hundred yards. Look for a small trail heading to your left and down towards the stream. Cross the stream and walk up to the wall ahead. You will see the memorial cross that gives the area its name off to the left of the wall. The cross commemorates the site of a rappelling death in 1996.

It is a 5 minute approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Graveside Matter Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
Dog Heaven
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
Hells Bells
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Undertaker
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 9
Catacomb
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 32
La Santa Muerta
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 21
Evil
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 10
Cryptic Funk
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 9
La Santa Muerta Ext
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Too Much Cock Not Enough Lycra
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 6
Death to Smootchie
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 23
Heucos from Hades
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 14
Evil Twin
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 11
Wicked
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 9
Whited Sepulchre
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Suspect Nargles
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dog Heaven Lower Tier
 21
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Hells Bells Lower Tier
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Undertaker Lower Tier
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Catacomb Upper Tier
 9
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
La Santa Muerta Lower Tier
 32
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Evil Lower Tier
 21
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Cryptic Funk Lower Tier
 10
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Sport
La Santa Muerta Ext Lower Tier
 9
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Too Much Cock Not Enough Lycra Graveside Matter Slab
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Death to Smootchie Graveside Pillar
 6
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Heucos from Hades Lower Tier
 23
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport
Evil Twin Lower Tier
 14
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Wicked Lower Tier
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Whited Sepulchre Lower Tier
 9
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Suspect Nargles Graveside Matter Slab
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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The one with the right traverse to start and then up is "too much cock, not enough lycra". I thought it was 11c. Oct 26, 2009
You can access more routes by hiking west along the rim from too much caulk not enough lycra. They are on the rim above the road.

As far As "Too Much Cock, not Enough Lycra" Its solid 12a (especially if you are short). It been established at this grade for a long time. Nov 2, 2009
T Brad  
This is a wonderful area, and the short hike in is worth doing even if you are not going to climb. It is a beautiful, secluded, forest-y area with the background noise of a running stream, and great rock to boot.

Does anyone have any photos to post? Nov 10, 2009
Kalon
St. George, Utah
Kalon   St. George, Utah
Question: Does anyone know about the line bolted out left of the main wall? so hiking left from the main wall, after going under that tree branch/root thing, there is a line that is STOUT. it's the farthest left climb, way out by itself. and I cant find a name or a rating for it anywhere. I've climbed all the 5.12's at graveside, and this thing is a beast of its own. I had to bail like 4 bolts up. If anyone has ANY info on this climb I would really appreciate it. I've started projecting it but have no decent idea as to the grade or who to give props to for bolting it. May 16, 2014
Thomas Holmes   Utah
My party and I climbed every route minus the upper extension route on the lower tier. The amount of bolts per route is unusually high, very tightly placed and extremely protected. I Z-clipped for the first time ever outside. That being said the climbing was really good and in a great location on some awesome but soft rock. excited to go back. Jul 10, 2017
150 feet car to crag. Someone installed bolts like they were free. Nothing here warrants a PG-13 rating in my book. Would recommend a visit. Great spot to learn to lead sport. If you are a 5.10 climber, climb the 5.11s here as the ratings are a bit skewed to boost confidence in my opinion.

Guidebook recommendation:
Rock Climbs of Southwest Utah and the Arizona Strip by Todd Goss Oct 25, 2018