Elevation: 5,000 ft
GPS: 37.097, -113.912 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Josh Janes on Apr 16, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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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
 87
Pagan Rituals
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 92
Worshipping The Limestone Gods
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 75
Pocketline to the Moon
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 61
Raising Cain
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 77
Heretic Wisdom
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 76
Speaking In Tongues
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 37
Re-Do
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 22
Natural Born Drillers
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 14
Robbed
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 15
Bastard Stepchild
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 33
Spaceshuttle to Kolob
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 26
Holbytla
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Pussycat
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
Resurrection
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 3
Treebeard
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pagan Rituals Cathedral
 87
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Worshipping The Limestone Gods Cathedral
 92
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Pocketline to the Moon Wailing Wall
 75
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Raising Cain Cathedral
 61
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Heretic Wisdom Wailing Wall
 77
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Speaking In Tongues Cathedral
 76
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Re-Do Wailing Wall
 37
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Natural Born Drillers Cathedral
 22
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Robbed Wailing Wall
 14
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Bastard Stepchild Wailing Wall
 15
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Spaceshuttle to Kolob Cathedral
 33
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Holbytla Wailing Wall
 26
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Pussycat Wailing Wall
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Resurrection Wailing Wall
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Treebeard Wailing Wall
 3
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
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Dylan Weldin
Athens, OH
Dylan Weldin   Athens, OH
grk10vq    
updated area lat/long, thanks. Nov 15, 2012
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