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Cathedral, The 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Logan Crag 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Sumo Wall, The 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Wailing Wall, The 0 / 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Elevation: 5,000 ft
GPS: 37.097, -113.912 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 40,720 total, 591/month
Shared By: Josh Janes on Apr 16, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

Description

This is a limestone sport area between St. George and Las Vegas that includes The Cathedral, The Wailing Wall, The Sumo Wall, The Basilica, and The Logan Crag.

Getting There

From the south (Las Vegas): Take I-15 north to Littlefield, AZ. Take exit 8 towards Beaver Dam and get onto Hwy 91 (west of I-15) heading north. Follow Hwy 91 for exactly 13 miles and turn left/west onto a gravel road (Lytle Ranch Road). This turn is almost directly opposite an obvious, 200' roadside cliff. Follow this for 1.9 miles to an intersection; turn right. Continue for another 1.9 miles to a water tank and a pair of wooden corrals. Park here. Hike to the walls by following the wash east past the corrals and past cottonwood trees, eventually contouring around to the north. The Sumo Wall will be on your left; for the Cathedral or Wailing Wall, continue past this, eventually contouring back west; these walls will be on your right.

From the north (St. George): From Bluff St. in St. George, take Sunset Blvd. west for 10.9 miles (turns into Hwy 91). Keep left at the fork following Hwy 91 for an additional 11.8 miles. Turn right/west onto a gravel road (Lytle Ranch Road). This turn is almost directly opposite an obvious, 200' roadside cliff. Follow this for 1.9 miles to an intersection; turn right. Continue for another 1.9 miles to a water tank and a pair of wooden corrals. Park here. Hike to the walls by following the wash east past the corrals and past cottonwood trees, eventually contouring around to the north. The Sumo Wall will be on your left; for the Cathedral or Wailing Wall, continue past this, eventually contouring back west; these walls will be on your right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Welcome Springs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pagan Rituals
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Worshipping The Limestone Gods
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pocketline to the Moon
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Wandering Wanda
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Unknown Renown
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
Heretic Wisdom
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Raising Cain
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Speaking In Tongues
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Re-Do
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Natural Born Drillers
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Robbed
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Spaceshuttle to Kolob
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Bastard Stepchild
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Holbytla
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Resurrection
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pagan Rituals Cathedral 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Worshipping The Limestone Gods Cathedral 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pocketline to the Moon Wailing Wall 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Wandering Wanda Wailing Wall 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Unknown Renown Wailing Wall 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Heretic Wisdom Wailing Wall 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Raising Cain Cathedral 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Speaking In Tongues Cathedral 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Re-Do Wailing Wall 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Natural Born Drillers Cathedral 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Robbed Wailing Wall 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Spaceshuttle to Kolob Cathedral 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Bastard Stepchild Wailing Wall 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Holbytla Wailing Wall 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Resurrection Wailing Wall 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
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Spencer Weiler
Salt Lake city
Spencer Weiler   Salt Lake city
It's a bit of a confusing approach for first timers(maybe just me). Pass through a green gate east of the corrals and hike 10 minutes up past many cottonwoods to a 2nd green gate on your right ,ignoring many side roads/paths along the way. After passing through the 2nd gate, hug the fence line on a trail to a doubletrack and then take a left up the next obvious wash after passing a decent sized wall on your right. Sumo wall will be on your left. The wash contours north then west and look for huge cairns marking the hike up to the cathedral. Guidebook says 10 min approach but the road must have been better back then because like poster says, it's 35-45 min. Mar 28, 2015
grk10vq    
updated area lat/long, thanks. Nov 15, 2012
Dylan Weldin
Athens, OH
Dylan Weldin   Athens, OH

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