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Elevation: 2,779 ft 847 m
GPS: 37.04763, -113.51547
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Warning! - Essentially all of Garth Rocks is on private property. This includes the main bouldering areas, as well as Satellite areas such as the Junk Yard and Aerial Walls. 

Garth Rocks was once the site of a beginner/intermediate bouldering mecca, seemingly too far away from the impending growth of the city to be an issue. Scattered problems up to around V7 with great landings and great sandstone. Fields of boulders begging to have FAs set have beckoned to climbers. 

 Unfortunately, this land (the boulders in specific) is on private property, and the housing developments have pushed up right up against the boulder fields. Some boulders have been destroyed to make room for the mansions. Climbing here is almost certainly illegal, even if it isn't closely monitored. The area has also sadly become a dumping ground for a dense amount of trash, as well as the subject of defacement due to graffiti. This page will be left here for the historical purpose of what was climbed here, by who, when, and how. It is strongly recommended that climbers steer clear of these boulder fields, as construction has rendered this area unfit for climbing for multiple reasons. 

The Aerial Wall above the boulder fields has some distance from the developments but is still not technically legal. It has been subject to an arguably worse amount of trashing and vandalism than the boulders. Regardless of the legal/social acceptability of climbing here, note that trash and graffiti are prevalent. 

The sandstone here is easily damaged when wet. Please allow at least 24-48 hours before climbing after any precipitation. If the ground is at all damp, please do not climb on any local sandstone. Consider nearby options on basalt, limestone, granite, or plastic instead.

Getting There Suggest change

From The Desert Rat (468 W St George Blvd) drive south on Bluff Street (UT 18). Bluff Street will become Riverside Drive. Continue on Riverside Drive until you come to River Road. Turn right (south) on River Road, then turn left (east) onto 2450 South. At the end of 2450 South turn right (south) onto 3000 East. Take this road until Maple Mountain Drive. Turn left (east) onto Maple Mountain Drive. Maple Mountain Drive will dead end and the Scattered boulders of Garth Rocks will be in front of you with the Central Park boulders being just to your right (south).

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Classic Climbing Routes at Garth Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 10
Koro
Boulder
V2 5+
 17
Snaggle Tooth Arete
Boulder
V2 5+
 11
Daily Special
Boulder
V3 6A
 9
Frosted Flakes
Boulder
V3 6A
 13
BMO Chop
Boulder
V3 6A
 9
Achilles Heel
Boulder
V3 6A
 12
Heroine
Boulder
V3 6A
 11
Ithaca 1 Troy 0
Boulder
V3 6A
 5
Sex Panther
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Magikarp
Boulder
V4 6B
 14
Fall of Man
Boulder
V6- 7A
 8
Baby Crackers
Boulder
V8 7B
 9
Fight Club
Boulder
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 13
Hotter than a Supernova
Sport, TR
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Wayne Rocks Too!
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Koro Central Parking… > Main Attraction Boulder
 10
V2 5+ Boulder
Snaggle Tooth Arete Central Parking… > Main Attraction Boulder
 17
V2 5+ Boulder
Daily Special Central Parking… > First Born Boulder
 11
V2 5+ Boulder
Frosted Flakes Scattered Bould… > Table Top Boulder
 9
V3 6A Boulder
BMO Chop Wash > Boomerang Boulder
 13
V3 6A Boulder
Achilles Heel Central Parking… > Astroid Boulder
 9
V3 6A Boulder
Heroine Wash > Lab Rat
 12
V3 6A Boulder
Ithaca 1 Troy 0 Central Parking… > Astroid Boulder
 11
V3 6A Boulder
Sex Panther Junk Yard > Rascal Boulder
 5
V3 6A Boulder
Magikarp Wash > Misty Boulder
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Fall of Man Wash > Lab Rat
 14
V4 6B Boulder
Baby Crackers Wash > Baby Crackers
 8
V6- 7A Boulder
Fight Club Wash > Baby Crackers
 9
V8 7B Boulder
Hotter than a Supernova Aerial Wall > N Side
 13
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
Wayne Rocks Too! Aerial Wall > N Side
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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