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Areas in The Running Scared Wall

Dark Tower, The 1 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
High School Wall 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
School Room 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Suess Wall, The 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Elevation: 9,495 ft
GPS: 37.665, -112.716 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: ZachBradford on Jun 22, 2011
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description [Suggest Change]

Great crag will solid basalt cliffs. The area offers a full range of routes so it is a great place to take a posse with varied abilities. Sport climbing from 5.7 to 5.12c. Trad climbing from 5.5 to 5.9+.

Note for climbers seeking 5.9 and under. The routes 5.9 and under at running scared offer maybe the highest level of enjoyment when compared against route of the same grade throughout the cedar city area.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

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. Take Hwy. 143 for 5.5 miles. Park in the pull off on the right side of the road just before the stream passes under the road.

From the parking area, cross the road and follow the faint trail along the fence line through the meadow. After 0.25 miles (5 min) you will come to an old logging road that has been decommissioned. Take a right on that road and hike for another 0.26 mile. There you will see the cairns and entrance of the trail for Running Scared on your left. The crag is 0.35 mile from the logging road.
All total, 0.86 miles of approach taking about 25 minutes.

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Will Beuttell
Cedar City, UT
Will Beuttell   Cedar City, UT
Substantial trail maintenance was just done at Running Scared.
We cleared most of the down trees, fixed and added cairns, marked some places with flagging tape, and cleared the trail of debris. If you had tried to go there over the past two years, you probably found the trail to be a mess. Everything is better now. Get out there and climb!

Updated Distances and Times:
From the parking area, cross the road and follow the faint trail along the fence line through the meadow. After 0.25 miles (5 min) you will come to an old logging road that has been decommissioned. Take a right on that road and hike for another 0.26 mile. There you will see the cairns and entrance of the trail for Running Scared on your left. The crag is 0.35 mile from the logging road.
All total, 0.86 miles of approach taking about 25 minutes. Jul 31, 2016
Joe Zelman
Cedar City, UT
Joe Zelman   Cedar City, UT
Yes! Thanks Will and Kelly! Jul 31, 2016
What a fantastic job!!!! It made getting to the cliff a breeze and it looked like a ton of work!!
Got to meet Will and Kelly, two amazing individuals with a lot of drive for making one of their hometown crags easier to get to, and definitely helping stop new social/erosion trails from springing up.
Thanks for your hard work. Can't wait to come back again!
Could one of the administrators add their directions to the area heading page? They we're perfect. Aug 8, 2016
Big B
Sin City, NV
Big B   Sin City, NV
anyone know if you can you camp close(walking dist.) to this crag? Jun 8, 2018

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