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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

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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.
V5 6C
 339
Huntsman Graffiti
Boulder
V6 7A
 408
Israil
Boulder
V6 7A
 272
Pink Lady
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1
 300
The Moonlight Buttress (Clean Aid)
Trad, Aid 10 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 481
Ashtar Command
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b C2
 277
Touchstone Wall
Trad, Aid 8 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 461
The Headache
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 223
Living On The Edge
Trad 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 569
1/2 Route
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 301
Dost Mitra
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 192
Smashmouth
Trad 4 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 186
Shune's Buttress
Trad 8 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 407
Namaste
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 245
Banana Dance
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 316
Second Coming
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Huntsman Graffiti Saint George > … > Sentinel Area > Sentinel Boulder
 339
V5 6C Boulder
Israil Saint George > Moe's Valley > South-W End/Pink Lady…
 408
V6 7A Boulder
Pink Lady Saint George > Moe's Valley > South-W End/Pink Lady…
 272
V6 7A Boulder
The Moonlight Buttress (Cle… Zion NP > Moonlight Buttress
 300
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c C1 Trad, Aid 10 pitches
Ashtar Command Zion NP > Mt Carmel Tunnel > Ataxia Tower
 481
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Touchstone Wall Zion NP > Cerberus Gendarme
 277
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b C2 Trad, Aid 8 pitches
The Headache Zion NP > Mt Carmel Tunnel > Headache Area
 461
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Living On The Edge Saint George > … > Island In The Sky > Aftershock Wall
 223
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
1/2 Route Zion NP > … > S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 569
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Dost Mitra Zion NP > … > S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 301
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Smashmouth Zion NP > Confluence
 192
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad 4 pitches
Shune's Buttress Zion NP > Red Arch Mountain
 186
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 8 pitches
Namaste Zion NP > … > S Fork of Taylor > Namaste Wall
 407
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Banana Dance Saint George > Turtle Wall
 245
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Second Coming Saint George > Chuckwalla Wall
 316
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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