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Graveside Matter Wall Rock Climbing 

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It has good limestone and has steep slab climbing to vertical and overhanging routes.

The area is surrounded by a mixture of aspens and pines. It gets morning shade and late afternoon sunshine.

Climbable from spring to fall.

Getting There 

Drive up Cedar Canyon Road 9.3 miles, park at the pull out on the left. The parking area is below the Adventure Climb area (also know as Rappel Area Wall). Go left around the corner of the wall. Follow trail up past a large obvious boulder. Cross the stream continue walking up the trail a few hundred yards. Look for a small trail heading to your left and down towards the stream. Cross the stream and walk up to the wall ahead. You will see the memorial cross that gives the area its name off to the left of the wall. The cross commemorates the site of a rappelling death in 1996.

It is a 5 minute approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

34 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Graveside Matter Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Graveside Matter Wall:
Pass Through   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   Graveside Matter Slab
Faceplant   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Graveside Matter Slab
Hells Bells   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Lower Tier
Undertaker   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Lower Tier
Catacomb   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Upper Tier
La Santa Muerta   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Lower Tier
Evil   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Lower Tier
Cryptic Funk   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Lower Tier
La Santa Muerta Ext   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Lower Tier
Too Much Cock Not Enough Lycra   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Graveside Matter Slab
Evil Twin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Lower Tier
Wicked   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   Lower Tier
Death to Smootchie   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Graveside Pillar
Heucos from Hades   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Lower Tier
Whited Sepulchre   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Lower Tier
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Wicked 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Utah : Cedar City : ... : Lower Tier
Similar to other climbs on this tier, the climb begins in chossy rock but quickly becomes better as you climb up. The crux is mid point just below a small roof. It ends on steep juggy holds. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By bus driver
Oct 26, 2009
The one with the right traverse to start and then up is "too much cock, not enough lycra". I thought it was 11c.
By ZachBradford
Nov 2, 2009
You can access more routes by hiking west along the rim from too much caulk not enough lycra. They are on the rim above the road.

As far As "Too Much Cock, not Enough Lycra" Its solid 12a (especially if you are short). It been established at this grade for a long time.
By T Brad
Nov 10, 2009
This is a wonderful area, and the short hike in is worth doing even if you are not going to climb. It is a beautiful, secluded, forest-y area with the background noise of a running stream, and great rock to boot.

Does anyone have any photos to post?
By Kalon
From: St. George, Utah
May 16, 2014
Question: Does anyone know about the line bolted out left of the main wall? so hiking left from the main wall, after going under that tree branch/root thing, there is a line that is STOUT. it's the farthest left climb, way out by itself. and I cant find a name or a rating for it anywhere. I've climbed all the 5.12's at graveside, and this thing is a beast of its own. I had to bail like 4 bolts up. If anyone has ANY info on this climb I would really appreciate it. I've started projecting it but have no decent idea as to the grade or who to give props to for bolting it.
By Thomas Holmes
From: Utah
Jul 10, 2017
My party and I climbed every route minus the upper extension route on the lower tier. The amount of bolts per route is unusually high, very tightly placed and extremely protected. I Z-clipped for the first time ever outside. That being said the climbing was really good and in a great location on some awesome but soft rock. excited to go back.

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