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Routes in Cougar Cliffs

Arachnaphobia S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Catatonic S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Delusions of Grandeur S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Eat the French S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
Forsaken S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Geezer Holocaust S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Going for the Throat S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Heaven's a Lie S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Indecent Exposure S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Pearls Before Swine S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Petting the Pussycat S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pigsty S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Sunday Afternoon w/ The Family TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13

Description

Just north of the city of St. George, in the Red Cliffs Reserve lies the Cougar Cliffs. Within these bounds are a decent amount of mid-range sport climbs on soft and fragile sediment. The nature of this rock combined with moisture lends itself to be only climbable after a 24 hours dry period. This area is -the spot- for local "hard core" sport rappellers, tire tossers, glass breakers, and crushed beer can collectors. Climbing at the Cougar Cliffs is for climbers who like an adventure. if you're a fan of choss, Goss, and toss, this place is for you.
Cougar Cliffs are located in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, and managed by Snow Canyon S.P. Details

Getting There

Drive 6 miles north past Sunset Bld. on route 18, after MM-6 look left for a pullout. Park here and cross a barbed wire fence to a clearing, Veer south (left) and head towards a dome shaped formation. From here head west to a three bolt anchor (rap) or continue south to a gully and walk down to the base.

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C Miller   CA  
Like the description above states, a lesser area with lots of local flavor. Be advised that the rock is quite sandy and loose - this place makes the Chuckwalla Wall look like Ceuse. Mar 13, 2009

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