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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

Description

This 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 There

To 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.

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There are now 4 routes in a cluster just to the right of the "3rd Ugly Step Sister". After reading the info in comments on here and referencing the pictures that are posted I'm not 100% sure which is which to the right of the Step Sisters. The sight lists "Hump Like a Beetle" as being on the right of "Cup of Tea". One of the pictures that gives an overview of the routes from a distance shows it the to opposite. There are new routes that aren't listed.

The following is data for the 4th route to the right out of those 4 routes:
I'd call it a 5.8 as well
7 bolts to chains
Currently shares chains with the routes to it's left. Could benefit from having it's own chains.
Consider skipping the 7th bolt on this route. Move to your left and clip into the last bolt on that route. This will put you right under the chains.




Apr 16, 2016
Logan Bradford
Springville, UT
Logan Bradford   Springville, UT
Good area for people living in the northern part of the St. George area and don't always feel like driving all the way to Chuckawalla, Black Rocks etc. Good rock, and a few more routes than what is listed here on MP (haven't climbed them -- otherwise I'd post them). Lots of room for development at this crag. Because it doesn't get a ton of traffic, there are some dirty holds/loose rock, but all in all, pretty decent climbing.

  • NOTE* There are two ways to get to the routes: one is directly behind the sewage plant, over the ridge, followed by a miserable boulder scramble south to the routes. DO NOT TAKE THIS ROUTE. It is a royal pain in the rear, as I found out today. ;-) Instead, after parking at Razor Ridge park, follow the fence on the south side of the plant, then cross a gnarly trickle of water, then follow the ridge south till the guide ropes, coming down right by the Ugly Step Sisters. This will save you LOADS of time in your approach and get you on the wall much more quickly.
Dec 29, 2014
Ken Noyce
Layton, UT
Ken Noyce   Layton, UT
Routes about which I know nothing but the name and location:

Hump Like a Beetle: First route to the Right of the 3 Ugly Step Sisters.

10.4 Over and Out: 2nd route right of the 3 ugly step sisters.

Banished to the Desert: 4th route to the right of the 3 Ugly Step Sisters. Possibly 5.8. Feb 14, 2012

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