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Description

Home to Saint George's wide variety of sport climbs and Zion National Park's infamous traditional climbing, Southwest Utah has a rich variety for every climber and every season. Chase the sun around St. George on cool winter days, or seek shade and higher elevations of Brian Head or Utah Hills in the hot summer months. 

For the out-of-place ice climber, Cedar Canyon offers some familiar medium to swing tools. Zion is also home to some rare and spicy but scenic flows. Ice season is hit-or-miss and often short. Sometimes climbs will come in, break down after a warm spell, and reform again multiple times in a winter.

With so many options for unrivaled climbing, as well as world-class destinations for mountain biking and even skiing within a short drive, Southwest Utah is an ideal setting for multi-sport days. 

Southwest Utah

Getting There

St. George is the hub of Southwest Utah. Highest concentration of climbing and supplies. Follow sub-area directions from here, most access is from I-15.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Southwest Utah

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V6 7A
 300
Israil
Boulder
V6 7A
 83
Shot Hole
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1
 275
The Moonlight Buttress (Clean Aid)
Trad, Aid 10 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C2
 253
Touchstone Wall
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 402
The Headache
Trad 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 497
1/2 Route
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c C3
 90
Desert Shield
Trad, Aid 9 pitches
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 162
Smashmouth
Trad 4 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 95
Crimson King
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 168
Shune's Buttress
Trad 8 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 366
Namaste
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 103
Huecos Rancheros
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 90
It's a Good Life
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 106
Monkeyfinger
Trad 9 pitches
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 117
The Moonlight Buttress (Free)
Trad 10 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Israil Saint George > Moe's Valley > South-W End/Pink Lady…
 300
V6 7A Boulder
Shot Hole Saint George > … > Sentinel Area > Shot Hole Boulder
 83
V6 7A Boulder
The Moonlight Buttress (Cle… Zion NP > Moonlight Buttress
 275
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1 Trad, Aid 10 pitches
Touchstone Wall Zion NP > Cerberus Gendarme
 253
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a C2 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
The Headache Zion NP > Mt Carmel Tunnel > Headache Area
 402
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
1/2 Route Zion NP > … > S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 497
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Desert Shield Zion NP > Desert Shield Buttress
 90
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c C3 Trad, Aid 9 pitches
Smashmouth Zion NP > Confluence
 162
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 4 pitches
Crimson King Zion NP > Confluence
 95
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Shune's Buttress Zion NP > Red Arch Mountain
 168
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 8 pitches
Namaste Zion NP > … > S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 366
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Huecos Rancheros Zion NP > … > S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 103
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
It's a Good Life Saint George > … > Sunset Alley > Alley
 90
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Monkeyfinger Zion NP > Temple of Sinawava
 106
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 9 pitches
The Moonlight Buttress (Free) Zion NP > Moonlight Buttress
 117
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad 10 pitches
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