Elevation: 2,937 ft
GPS: 37.118, -113.663 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: edward pinskey on Mar 2, 2018
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

A fun cragging area with most walls being in a tight canyon. Cove Wash is sandstone much like the Green Valley Gap, its mostly great rock and has a variety of grades. The routes are short but you can get a bunch of routes done in a day. Because of the fact that you are in a canyon shade or sun can be found making this a year round crag. As of now there are four areas that have climbing all withing the canyon and around 14 routes and growing. There was a few TR anchors found on three routes and a small amount of chalk on some of the boulders, so im guessing that people have been climbing in here for some time. Locals do love shooting out here and dumping their garbage, so trash clean up has been an ongoing project here. A few of us have cleaned up many trash bags of busted clay pigeons and shotgun shells ect ect.. If you feel like it bring a bag with you and help a bit, I hope that the presents of climbers here will help to clean up this area.

Getting There

Turn onto Gates lane in Santa Clara (right if coming from Ivins or left from Saint George). Drive to the end of the paved road and continue up the gravel hill. Continue past the cove wash trail head sign, do not take the hairpin right turn at it. Immediately after passing the turn stay left at the split. Here the road turns to rough 2WD but is passable in a low clearance car if you straddle the ruts. At the second fork stay left again. There are then two clearings with fire pits, drive a bit past the first one and park at the second. Park here and walk 50 yards down the road and up the wash.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Cove Wash

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 5
P-ber in my Bag
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Clay Pigeon
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 7
Watched by Beans
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Touched by bat
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Echolocation
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Lost in Leverage
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
The Wad
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Pep's boots
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 7
Ebb and Flow
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Encore
Sport
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Pink Skies
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Gummer's Route
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
P-ber in my Bag Shooting Gallery (upp…
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Clay Pigeon Shooting Gallery (upp…
 5
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Watched by Beans Dark Lands (Mid Canyon)
 7
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Touched by bat Dark Lands (Mid Canyon)
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Echolocation Dark Lands (Mid Canyon)
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lost in Leverage Shooting Gallery (upp…
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Wad Shooting Gallery (upp…
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pep's boots Dark Lands (Mid Canyon)
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Ebb and Flow Dark Lands (Mid Canyon)
 7
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Encore Dark Lands (Mid Canyon)
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Pink Skies Dark Lands (Mid Canyon)
 7
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Gummer's Route Graboid Tower
 3
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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