Graveside Matter Wall Rock Climbing
Lower and Upper Tier
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.
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.
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
32 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Graveside Matter Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Graveside Matter Wall:
Featured Route For Graveside Matter Wall
Evil 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Utah
: Cedar City
: ... : Lower Tier
Probably the best line on the first tier just left of La Santa Muerta. If you climb to the first chain anchors which is also the anchor for La Santa Muerta this is the route called "Evil". If you continue past the first anchors then the climb is called "Evil Twin". Easy climbing down low leads to a steep overhanging section with jugs that require big reaches on not so good feet. Surprising pumpy and very fun!...[more] Browse More Classics in Utah
close up of upper and lower tier
BETA PHOTO: Rough overview of the area
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.
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?
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.