Elevation: 9,600 ft
GPS: 37.686, -112.847 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: lance stine on Dec 10, 2010
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Description

The small town of Brian Head offers easy access to many outdoor activities. At 10- to 11,000 ft, Brian Head offers plenty of snow for skiing in winter, and a cool escape from the desert heat in summer. Lift-serviced mountain biking, climbing wall for kids, and even a small zip-line are a few of the summer resort-style options in town. 

Just out of town you'll find hiking, mountain biking, ATV trails and climbing. 

Climbing here is high-elevation and only practical for a short time in the summer/early fall, but its a great place to cool down when temperatures rarely get above 75 F. Watch for thunderstorms coming out of nowhere and plan for cold evenings/mornings even in summer.

Getting There

From nouthern Utah take Interstate 15 to exit 75 at Parowan, drive 14 miles up the mountain to Brian Head Resort.

If you are heading up from St. George or Las Vegas access to these crags may be faster and shorter by driving up Cedar Canyon from Cedar City. Take Highway 14 East to Highway 148 (this is also the turn for Cedar Breaks National Monument). Drive through Cedar Breaks (no fee required if you're just driving through) and make a right (east) on Highway 143. The Sport climbing areas are located at various distances down this road.

The Overlook- 4.7 miles to the Sydney Valley Rd (Forest Road 048).

The Running Scared Wall- 5.5 miles to pull off.

The Principality- 13 mile to bunker creek road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Brian Head

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V4 6B
 5
Animal Logic
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Happy Thoughts (aka The Couch)
Boulder
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 3
Stem It If You Get It
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 20
Dr. Diaper
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Blackbird fly
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Willie the Pimp
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 23
Angering the Cheese Gods
Sport, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
It's No Secret
Sport, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 33
Howard Hughes
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 16
[Redacted]
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 19
Blue Suede Shoes
Sport, Alpine
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Reconciliation
Sport, Alpine
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Dwarf Tossing
Sport, Alpine
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
Kiss my Quaking Aspen
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 5
Mano-y-mono
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Animal Logic Bunker Creek > Meadows > Main
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Happy Thoughts (aka The Couch) Bunker Creek > Springfield > Couch
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Stem It If You Get It Running Scared… > Dark Tower
 3
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad
Dr. Diaper Overlook > Starting Block
 20
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine
Blackbird fly Running Scared… > Dark Tower
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Willie the Pimp Overlook > Starting Block
 27
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Angering the Cheese Gods Overlook > Starting Block
 23
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
It's No Secret Overlook > Zoo
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, Alpine
Howard Hughes Overlook > Starting Block
 33
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
[Redacted] Overlook > Starting Block
 16
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
Blue Suede Shoes Overlook > Starting Block
 19
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
Reconciliation Overlook > Window Rock
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, Alpine
Dwarf Tossing Overlook > Zoo
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport, Alpine
Kiss my Quaking Aspen Principality
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Mano-y-mono Principality
 5
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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