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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 5
Slab Wall
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 3
Delirious
Boulder
V4- 6B
 3
Quantum Cornflakes
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 5
Animal Logic
Boulder
V5- 6C
 4
Monochromatic
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
Happy Thoughts (aka The Couch)
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Dr. Diaper
Trad, Alpine
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Willie the Pimp
Sport, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 20
Angering the Cheese Gods
Sport, Alpine
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
It's No Secret
Sport, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 25
Howard Hughes
Sport, Alpine
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 13
Blue Suede Shoes
Sport, Alpine
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 4
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
 4
Mano-y-mono
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Slab Wall Bunker Creek > Meadows > Main
 5
V0 4 Boulder
Delirious Bunker Creek > Meadows > Main
 3
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Quantum Cornflakes Bunker Creek > Springfield > Downtown
 3
V4- 6B Boulder
Animal Logic Bunker Creek > Meadows > Main
 5
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Monochromatic Bunker Creek > Meadows > Monochromatic
 4
V5- 6C Boulder
Happy Thoughts (aka The Couch) Bunker Creek > Springfield > Couch
 3
V5 6C Boulder
Dr. Diaper Overlook > Starting Block
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine
Willie the Pimp Overlook > Starting Block
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, Alpine
Angering the Cheese Gods Overlook > Starting Block
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, Alpine
It's No Secret Overlook > Zoo
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, Alpine
Howard Hughes Overlook > Starting Block
 25
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport, Alpine
Blue Suede Shoes Overlook > Starting Block
 13
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport, Alpine
Dwarf Tossing Overlook > Zoo
 4
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport, Alpine
Kiss my Quaking Aspen Principality
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Mano-y-mono Principality
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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