Elevation: 3,000 ft
GPS: 37.11795, -113.30549
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Shared By: Spencer Weiler on Apr 2, 2015 · Updates
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, GRK, DCrane

Description

The hurricave is a somewhat chossy and very steep limestone cave located about 15 minutes from downtown hurricane, which is 45 min northeast of St. George. I believe the majority of the routes were established by Joey Kinder and crew, as a few mags had some cool photos of him years back sending some hard 5.14 lines, though more mortal grades also exist.

The cave has very loose footing , but route developers have put some time into making most of the belay stances flat and sturdy. But this definitely isn't chuckawalla in any sense. Most routes have fixed draws, but some do not.

The cave faces due west and is located at about 3000', so it's largely a winter afternoon or spring/fall morning endeavor, though routes deep inside the cave likely don't get any sun.

I lack knowledge about the names and grade consensus of all the routes as I have only pieced together what I have found online, but i hope those that know will post that info.

Here's a video of Joe climbing some routes in the cave.

https://vimeo.com/19043883

Getting There

From state street in downtown hurricane turn south onto 700 w(chevron on the corner). Follow 700w past a few schools and churches in the residential area for 2.2 miles. Turn right on 2050 s (sign for sand hollow resort) and follow it as it quickly turns south again and is now renamed 1100 w. Follow 1100 w for another 2 miles till you see a gravel pit business(or something involving dirt and large trucks) on the left and 3 big caves in the obvious rock cliff behind. Just after this turn left on "cliff rd"(3270 s) Follow this 1/4 mile, turn right onto the dirt road after the houses and park in the established dirt lot. The hurricave is the largest of the visible caves. Follow a good but steep trail marked with cairns to the cave, about 15 min.

Google mapping "cliffdweller ranch rd" will get you to the gravel pit business if you are coming from another direction. An even easier way to navigate here is by punching in "W 3270 S, Hurricane, Utah" into google maps. Cliffs drive does not show up when searched. I believe a 13a in the cave is named cliffdweller.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hurricave

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 46
Over the Transom
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 23
Baby Joe
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 8
Choss Dwellers
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 8
Silver Fox
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
Joe Dirt
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 3
Skinwalker Direct
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 11
Low Jam
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 28
Cliffdwellers
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 7
Skinwalker
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 3
Z-Curve
Sport
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
 4
Rick Ross
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 4
Killer Bees
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Over the Transom
 46
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Baby Joe
 23
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Choss Dwellers
 8
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Silver Fox
 8
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Joe Dirt
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Skinwalker Direct
 3
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
Low Jam
 11
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Cliffdwellers
 28
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Skinwalker
 7
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Z-Curve
 3
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Rick Ross
 4
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a Sport
Killer Bees
 4
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
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