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Prophesy Wall

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Beware of the Gong S 
Book of Prophesy Var., The T 
Breaking the Sabbath S 
Caging the Zealot S 
Conditional Bliss S 
Elizabeth Blue Moss S 
Equanimity S 
False Prophets S 
Gordian Knot S 
Grumpy Old Men S 
Harbingers S 
Harsh Reality S 
Lunatic Cry T 
Misfit Prophets S 
Mystic Dictator S 
Non-Technical Church Socks T 
Past Lives S 
Prescience S 
Remains to be Seen S 
Roofs of Jericho, The S 
Secrets of Fatima, The S 
Ship of Fools S 
Soffit of Jericho, The S 
Softscrub TR 
Sticky Revelations S 
Technical Knee-Highs S 
Thieves Karma S 
Unknown S 
Visionaries, The S 
Whatever Happens...Happens (aka. Watermelon Wishes and 40oz dreams) T,S 
Wooden Hammer T 

Prophesy Wall Rock Climbing 


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Location: 37.2939, -113.6932 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is a great wall with a lot of multi-pitch moderates. The rock is sandstone with varnish edges. The wall gets winter sun in the afternoon and shade in the morning. You can descend most routes with a single 60M. There are a few good trad/mixed routes, so don't leave your gear at home. The majority of the routes are 5.10 and are up to 250ft long.


Getting There 

Drive north out of St George on Rt 18. (Bluff St) Turn left on a gravel road at mile post 18. Drive 2 miles and turn left onto a dirt road below the cliff.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.1 miles from here

31 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',3],['5.9',7],['5.10',18],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Prophesy Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Prophesy Wall:
Breaking the Sabbath   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
The Book of Prophesy Var.   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 70'   
Past Lives   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 180'   
Whatever Happens...Happens (aka. Watermelon Wishes and 40oz dreams)   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
Ship of Fools   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 150'   
Harsh Reality   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 190'   
The Soffit of Jericho   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Conditional Bliss   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   
Sticky Revelations   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 3 pitches, 210'   
Prescience   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Caging the Zealot   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Mystic Dictator   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 110'   
The Visionaries   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 200'   
Grumpy Old Men   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 110'   
The Roofs of Jericho   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   
Equanimity   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
Misfit Prophets   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 3 pitches, 240'   
Harbingers   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 60'   
Gordian Knot   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 4 pitches, 220'   
Thieves Karma   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 2 pitches   
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Featured Route For Prophesy Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Martha nearing the top of P2 Sticky Revelations

Sticky Revelations 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Utah : Saint George : Prophesy Wall
This route is located on the far right side of Phophesy Wall. The first two pitch are 75ft long and are on good varnished edges (5.7, 5.8). There is a 2nd pitch variation that is to the left, which is a hand crack (trad gear) and quite fun. The final short pitch goes through a small bulge on edges to a 2 bolt anchor (5.10a). There is also a 3rd pitch variation at 5.3 to make this a 5.8 climb. I did not climb this 3rd pitch , but it angles to the left to another set of anchors. Rap 3 times...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

Photos of Prophesy Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Sunset from our camp near the parking lot for Prop...
Sunset from our camp near the parking lot for Prop...
Rock Climbing Photo: A-Past Lives B-Harbingers C-Conditional Bliss D-Ca...
A-Past Lives B-Harbingers C-Conditional Bliss D-Ca...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful area
Beautiful area
Rock Climbing Photo: Despite heavy bolting, traffic, and abuse, there a...
Despite heavy bolting, traffic, and abuse, there a...
Rock Climbing Photo: DeDe  making the desert blossom
DeDe making the desert blossom
Rock Climbing Photo: Prophesy Wall at Sunset, Feb 2015
Prophesy Wall at Sunset, Feb 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: jeff cox making 5.7 look good
jeff cox making 5.7 look good
Rock Climbing Photo: Rappelling off Prophecy Wall.
Rappelling off Prophecy Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Prophesy Wall from the road.
BETA PHOTO: Prophesy Wall from the road.
Rock Climbing Photo: Rappel
Rappel
Rock Climbing Photo: Climbing the first pitch of Prophesy Wall
Climbing the first pitch of Prophesy Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Big rap after some great double pitch
Big rap after some great double pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: First rappel 2010
First rappel 2010
Rock Climbing Photo: One of the first outdoor climbs I've done 2010
One of the first outdoor climbs I've done 2010
Rock Climbing Photo: I believe she is on Visionaries
I believe she is on Visionaries
Rock Climbing Photo: Amazing views from the Prophesy Wall
Amazing views from the Prophesy Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: DeDe Barney seeking revelations at the prophesy wa...
DeDe Barney seeking revelations at the prophesy wa...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pat walkin on trail towards crag
Pat walkin on trail towards crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Lovely spring flowers near the parking
Lovely spring flowers near the parking
Rock Climbing Photo: come to a fork, right is to sticky revelation
BETA PHOTO: come to a fork, right is to sticky revelation
Rock Climbing Photo: the path from the parking lot
BETA PHOTO: the path from the parking lot
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve on his first ever lead.
Steve on his first ever lead.
Rock Climbing Photo: Some aesthetic stone
Some aesthetic stone
Rock Climbing Photo: Working our way up the route. It was certainly an ...
Working our way up the route. It was certainly an ...

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Comments displayed oldest to newestSkip Ahead to the Most Recent Dated Sep 19, 2017
By L. Hamilton
Apr 27, 2010
There appear to be four bolted variations now to the first pitch of Sticky Revelations -- bright shiny metal everywhere you look, some just an arm's span apart. What a mess!

There's quite a spray of bolts along and below the traverse ledge near Secrets of Fatima, too. Secrets of Fatima is a proud line well separate from its neighbors, but is gym-ification the sad future of this cliff?
By L. Hamilton
Apr 27, 2010
To end on a more positive note, we liked Red Dog Cafe too.
By Ben Folsom
Apr 28, 2010
We've done a few of the routes on this cliff with all or mostly natural pro, only clipping the occasional bolt, safely, climbing past bolt after bolt next to perfectly bomber gear placements... Sad.
By Mark Lewis
From: Salt Lake City, Utah
Mar 22, 2013
FYI - Red Dog Cafe was closed and up for sale when I drove by it February 2013. Not sure what the details are or what happened.
By Austin Harris
May 2, 2014
The campsites near the prophecy wall were not too trashed a few days ago. We bagged out a bunch of cigarette butts and broken glass today tho. I know climbers are better than to leave trash in the campsites or crags, but it would help a lot if we each bagged some trash out when we come. Lets keep this awesome crag in great shape!
By Ira O
From: Hardwick, VT
Mar 3, 2015
I think that this is a great place to climb. I agree that some climbs could have less bolts, but I prefer, i think, to either have a route be all trad or all sport, just to avoid carrying everything but the kitchen sink up the wall. My GF and I camped a couple hundred yards from the parking lot at a site in the trees and were not bothered by anything but snow on our third night there. The place was clean, and we had it all to ourselves for 2 beautiful days of climbing. The bolts are well placed for stress-free leads. The belay sites for 2nd and 3rd pitches were spacious and comfy. I have nothing bad to say about this place! One thing, not really bad, is that I thought a lot of the routes were easier than they were rated, (particularly the older ones), some by a letter grade, but there were a couple 10s that I'd say were 8+ or 9. Anyway, thanks to all the locals who made it such a sweet place and I hope to come again sometime!
By Finn the Human
From: The Land of Ooo
Sep 17, 2015
So is this wall called Prophecy or Prophesy? Every person I've ever talked to has called it Prophecy, but here on MP it's listed as Prophesy. Type-o?
By John Ross
From: Wasatch Front, UT
Sep 18, 2015
According to the guide book it is Prophesy Wall. I think a lot of people (including myself) tend to mispronounce the name (check this out).
By Jeremy Almond
From: Las Vegas
Sep 6, 2017
ALERT! NO CAMPING!

They recently put up a lot of signs that say "day use only 6-9. No camping."

I drove up from Vegas with my camper, planning to stay there and could not.
By Stan Pitcher
From: SLC, UT
Sep 8, 2017
What? Who is 'they'? Anyone know the land ownership around there? Camped there many times and always loved it. Does anyone have contact info for theSouthern Utah Climbers' Alliance. It appears they no longer have a website.
By jtwalter
From: Orem, UT
1 day ago
According to this general plan filed with Washington County in 2012

"Lying essentially to the west of the current Dammeron Valley are three blocks of land, each of
which have potential for development. One is owned by the Utah State and Institutional Trust
Lands. These lands were intended by Congress at the time of Utah Statehood, to provide land
for the future support of the State School System. The land was intended to be sold over time
with the income from the sale to be placed in a trust, the income of which would ensure to the
schools of the state.

Another block of land immediately adjacent to Dammeron Valley is property owned by Rocky
Mountain Power Company. It runs westward from Dammeron Valley to the edge of Gunlock
and contains both the upper and lower sand cove reservoirs.

Adjacent to the power company property is another block of land under the jurisdiction of the
Bureau of Land Management. The 1990 BLM Resource Management Plan identified this block
of BLM land for future disposal purposes. The 2009 Land Bill, approved by Congress and the
President, also identified this parcel of land as being one that would be disposed of by the BLM. "

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