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Bluff Street Cracks Rock Climbing 

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Sometimes closed in spring for raptor nesting


The Bluff Street Cracks are the south-facing sandstone cliffs that overlook Saint George on the north side of town.

There are a number of cracks and corners here including hand cracks and wide stuff. Todd Goss's Rock Climbs of Southwest Utah & The Arizona Strip, Second Edition lists six named climbs but notes pretty much everything here has been climbed at one time or another.

There are at least three bolted anchors (some with chains, some with webbing) that aren't noted in the guidebook.

Getting There 

The base of the cliffs are a short hike/scramble from the streets of Saint George. It is probably best to park at the north end of 400 W. To get to the north end of 400 W it is easiest to take Diagonal Street. Either turn southeast on Diagonal from Bluff Street north of St George Blvd or turn north on Main Street from St George Blvd and then turn left on Diagonal. Then turn north on 400W and continue a block or two.

Alternatively, see here:


Hike/scramble up to the base of the cliffs (10-20 minutes).

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Bluff Street Cracks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Bluff Street Cracks:
Red Warrior   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Pig Lloyd   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Deface Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 55'   
Wide Boy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Inspired and Perspired   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Freeze Dried Bat   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 50'   
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Deface Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Utah : Saint George : Bluff Street Cracks
A fun splitter hand crack on a not-quite vertical face with a wide section near the top.The lower part of the crack is great hands, then it opens up wide for five or six feet.However, there are some face features and irregularities on the edge of the wide section that make it easier, and the left corner crack is close enough at this point to get a good hand and foot jam. (In other words, offwidth technique not required.)After the wide section the crack closes down again to hands for another five...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By Kyle Wills
From: Chicago, IL
May 5, 2010
Once at the base there is at series of perfect chimneys and 4th class paths to the top lying directly in line with 400W towards the right of the obvious approach trail marked by the medium sized NO TRESPASSING sign ( had a few questions about that/is this a problem?) While I was a bit worried about the rock quality at first it was pretty easy to build some solid anchors above most pitches. Also the three "lines/routes/chossy death piles" to the left of Pig Floyd are 5.easy and can be free soloed to the top.

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