Cougar Cliffs Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Cougar Cliffs area in April
|Cougar Cliffs are located in the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, and managed by Snow Canyon S.P. MORE INFO >>>|
Just north of the city of St. George, in the Red Cliffs Reserve
lies the Cougar Cliffs
. Within these bounds are a decent amount of mid-range sport climbs on soft and fragile sediment. The nature of this rock combined with moisture lends itself to be only climbable after a 24 hours dry period. This area is -the spot- for local "hard core" sport rappellers, tire tossers, glass breakers, and crushed beer can collectors. Climbing at the Cougar Cliffs
is for climbers who like an adventure. if you're a fan of choss, Goss, and toss, this place is for you.
Drive 6 miles north past Sunset Bld. on route 18, after MM-6 look left for a pullout. Park here and cross a barbed wire fence to a clearing, Veer south (left) and head towards a dome shaped formation. From here head west to a three bolt anchor (rap) or continue south to a gully and walk down to the base.
Climbing Season For the Saint George area.
Weather station 4.5 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cougar Cliffs
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cougar Cliffs:
Forsaken 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 1 pitch, 115'
Featured Route For Cougar Cliffs
Petting the Pussycat 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b UT
: Saint George
: Cougar Cliffs
An awkward start leads to some friendlier climbing above. Petting the Pussycat follows the only crack of the tallest wall passing a good selection of bolts. The route climbs through jugs, cracks, and edges to a two bolt anchor. Rap the line here or continue past a few more bolts to another two bolt anchor and walk off or rap. ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
By C Miller
Mar 13, 2009
Like the description above states, a lesser area with lots of local flavor. Be advised that the rock is quite sandy and loose - this place makes the Chuckwalla Wall look like Ceuse.