Routes in Coral Canyon Ridge
|1st Ugly Step Sister S 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a|
|2nd Ugly Step Sister S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|3rd Ugly Step Sister S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Cup Of Tea S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Hump Like a Beetle S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Petrified S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Team Awesome S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Unknown S 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c|
|Unknown 2 S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|GPS:||37.152, -113.442 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Ken Noyce on Dec 3, 2010|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionThis is a small broken cliff band on the backside of the obvious slabby sandstone ridge seen to the east of the coral canyon golf course. This is a good winter climbing area as routes are in the sun from morning until mid afternoon. The rock is sandstone and is similar to what is found in the Green Valley Gap. There are probably between 10 and 15 routes here, most of which are easy to moderate in dificulty. The rock quality ranges from bullet hard in some places to super chossy in others. A hard hat is definately recommended due to the fact that I don't think these routes get much traffic.
Getting ThereTo get there take I-15 to Highway 9 (the one that goes to Zion), from Highway 9 turn south at the first light onto Telegraph St. from Telegraph St. take the first right into Razor Ridge Park (there is a little fishing pond here), park in the parking lot for the park. Now directly across Telegraph Road from the parking lot is a small paved road heading towards the obvious sandstone slabs, follow this road past a sewage pumping station then where the road curves slightly to the left continue streight through the brush to the base of the slabs (you will cross a little trickle of water just before reaching the slabs). Once you reach the slabs, turn right and follow the base of the slabs for about 1/4 mile then hike up and over the slabs and look for the bolts on the broken cliff band you will encounter.
Other people have also parked either at the park or right by the sewage station fence and hike along the fence south, down into the tall tamarisks and creek (you can stay dry easily) until you reach the slabs. Follow the base of the slabs south a short distance until you see a break in the slab, kind of a 2 foot high ridge arete that you can follow up to the top. A short distance east and you'll find a small cairn near the ridge and a two bolts with a fixed line leading down to the 3 ugly step sisters or along the ridge to the other routes.
Classic Climbing Routes at Coral Canyon Ridge
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