Elevation: 5,800 ft
GPS: 37.65, -113.271 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Stevel on Aug 29, 2014
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

Description

The Swett Hills is one of the best, and most developed areas in Cedar City. It is a short drive from town, and easily accessible. The areas that I'm adding here are all bouldering, but the Swett Hills is technically home to Pocket Rocks, Sprocket Rocks, the Iron Mine, and the Cone. There is a ton more potential, and many areas that have been explored, but never recorded. Between the Swett Hills, and the hills south of Hwy 56 (the Haven) there is a lifetime of Welded Tuff bouldering.

There has been discussion over the years about the actual name of this area. It has gone by the Sweat Hills, Sweet HIlls, and Swett Hills. According to the USGS topo, it is the Swett Hills, so we are going with that.

Rock Type: Welded Tuff
Rock Quality: The rock is an acquired taste. It takes some time to get your skin used to it. This is why the Wash has gotten a bad rap over the years as a destination. If you only have a day here, and your skin isn't ready, you likely won't last very long. Regardless, the rock quality is great. Good friction, and solid.

Getting There

For The Wash: From the Exit 59 overpass on 200 North / Highway 56, drive west about 11.26 miles. Turn right on to the dirt road. (Just before getting to the road, there will be a yellow, right turn sign, start slowing down here. If you get to the “Your Public Lands” BLM sign, you’ve gone too far). Reset your odometer, and drive down the dirt road for .67 miles. Powerlines cross the road here, turn left, and follow the powerlines to the end of the road. You can park here, or turn right (north) onto a road that meanders through the trees. The trailhead for The Wash starts at the end of this road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Swett Hills

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 3
Chili Cheese Fries
Boulder
V0 4
 4
Small Block Left Arete
Boulder
V0 4
 4
Small Block Center Face
Boulder
V0-1 4+
 4
Hole
Boulder
V1-2 5
 3
Unnamed V2
Boulder
V3- 6A
 3
Monster Trucks
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 3
Ragnarok Warm up
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 4
Ragnarok Warm up right
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Peteland
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 3
Brent's Problem aka Sphincter Fire
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 3
Full Value Hillbilly
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 4
Quad Damage
Boulder
Wash > Lab
V6-7 7A+
 3
The Saloon
Boulder
V8 7B
 4
Tool Monkey
Boulder
V9 7C
 3
Globetrotter
Boulder
Wash > Lab
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chili Cheese Fries Wash > Tool Monkey
 3
V-easy 3 Boulder
Small Block Left Arete Wash > Mega Marvels
 4
V0 4 Boulder
Small Block Center Face Wash > Mega Marvels
 4
V0 4 Boulder
Hole Wash > Mega Marvels
 4
V0-1 4+ Boulder
Unnamed V2 Cone Bouldering
 3
V1-2 5 Boulder
Monster Trucks Wash > Mega Marvels
 3
V3- 6A Boulder
Ragnarok Warm up Wash > Ragnarock
 3
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Ragnarok Warm up right Wash > Ragnarock
 4
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Peteland Wash > Tool Monkey
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Brent's Problem aka Sphinct… Wash > Ragnarock
 3
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Full Value Hillbilly Wash > Mega Marvels
 3
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Quad Damage Wash > Lab
 4
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
The Saloon Wash > Wild West
 3
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
Tool Monkey Wash > Tool Monkey
 4
V8 7B Boulder
Globetrotter Wash > Lab
 3
V9 7C Boulder
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