Elevation: 3,015 ft
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Shared By: Ken Noyce on Feb 23, 2014
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Description

Everyone knows about the sport climbing mecca outside of Mesquite known as The Cathedral, but relatively little is known about the Mormon Mountains which are roughly the same distance from Mesquite and contain some of the awesomest limestone in the US. Perhaps the problem is the relatively little development that has taken place, or the hour+ steep hike to get to the better climbing (Spanish Isles sector), but this area has so much potential it is mind blowing.

The Mormon Mountains are very secluded and empty, and you could go for days without seeing another human being, but that isn't a reflection of the quality of the climbing. As with most desert areas, there can be some wind, and summers can be too hot, but by chasing sun or shade at the appropriate times of the year, climbing can be done nearly year round.

I personally have spent very little time here, but I want the area posted here so that those who have more information/better information can post it up. Please contribute if you have any new info or corrections to the info that I've posted.

Getting There

From Mesquite take I-15 south for a little over 10 miles until you reach the first truck parking exit. Exit here, then take the road at the back of the truck parking and parallels the freeway heading west. After a short distance the road turns north and turns to dirt. Follow this dirt road for about 13 miles until you are in the heart of the Mormon Mountains.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Mormon Mountains

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Mouth Stuff
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Mr. Pocket
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Sun Kissed
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Elephant Graveyard
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Moon Cheese
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 6
The Enigma
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Solar Flare
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Mama Killa
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Earthshine
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Black Rain
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Landing Gear
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Prairie Fire
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 6
Lunar Rovin'
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 3
Lambs to the Cosmic Slaughter
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
The Big Splash
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mouth Stuff Wall of Misfortune > 3) Immunity Sector
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Mr. Pocket Wall of Misfortune > 5) Sun Kissed Sector
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Sun Kissed Wall of Misfortune > 5) Sun Kissed Sector
 6
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Elephant Graveyard Wall of Misfortune > 5) Sun Kissed Sector
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Moon Cheese Wall of Misfortune > 2) Moon Sector
 6
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
The Enigma Wall of Misfortune > 2) Moon Sector
 6
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Solar Flare Wall of Misfortune > 4) Cave Sector
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Mama Killa Wall of Misfortune > 2) Moon Sector
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Earthshine Wall of Misfortune > 2) Moon Sector
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Black Rain Wall of Misfortune > 1) Prairie Fire Sector
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Landing Gear Wall of Misfortune > 2) Moon Sector
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Prairie Fire Wall of Misfortune > 1) Prairie Fire Sector
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Lunar Rovin' Wall of Misfortune > 2) Moon Sector
 6
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Lambs to the Cosmic Slaughter Wall of Misfortune > 1) Prairie Fire Sector
 3
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
The Big Splash Wall of Misfortune > 2) Moon Sector
 3
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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