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Type: Sport, 65 ft
FA: J.Tully. G. Larsen
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Shared By: ZachBradford on May 29, 2011
Admins: Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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La Santa Muerta is an excellent pitch. The route climbs on solid grey limestone up great features. Crux comes at the very top in the last 2-3 moves. A bit pumpy and a great addition for graveside.

An excellent pitch, thanks to the FA for the work you put it to bolt these routes.


If you count lines from left to right La Santa Muerta is the fourth route on the newly bolted lower section.


I just went up and climbed the route for the third time because it is that good.

I was a bit disappointed to find that the anchors had been moved several feet lower eliminating the final crux moves.

The route is still one of the best 5.11's in Cedar Canyon but it lost a bit of its finale.

I appreciate all the bolting Gordon and his crew put in. I was just wondering why the anchors were lowered?

Once again I really enjoy all the routes you have put up, Thanks for putting the time, energy and money into a crag that's not in your backyard. Jun 10, 2011
I agree - La Santa is the one of best lines on the first tier yet. More routes to come Jul 21, 2011
the professor
the professor  
I found the crux getting past bolt 7 (in the black water streak). This is short but quite steep with nothing for feet. Felt harder than 11b.

BTW, every route on the second tier passes through a friable sandy section down low. Although the climbs are good, they cannot IMHO be 4 stars because of that choss. The third tier climbs are another story....

Added in 2017: after being schooled by Ming from Vancouver regarding the dyno-reach crux move, I agree with the 11b rating and understand why some people might say 11a since it is really only one move. Jul 19, 2013
Will Beuttell
Cedar City, UT
Will Beuttell   Cedar City, UT
One of my favorite climbs ever. Protected very well and the rock gets better the higher on the route you get. A little height dependent deadpoint at the crux made me think it might be a little harder than 11- but who knows. Aug 25, 2014
Nathan Marsh
st. george utah
Nathan Marsh   st. george utah
this is a great route. felt easier than 5.11 but i am tall. would be a classic if there was more to it, (first section is way easy), however this is a must do route! it is bolted very well to feel comfortable on lead. Be careful when lowering! you lower right into a tree that has some sharp broken limbs. Thanks to those who put up this great route! Sep 25, 2014
Careful on the crux a couple breakable holds. May 23, 2015

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