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Angering the Cheese Gods S 
As the Song and Dance Begins S 
Blue Suede Shoes S 
Dr. Diaper T 
Heimie the Mexican Gynecologist S 
Howard Hughes S 
What's My Line S 
Willie the Pimp S 

The Starting Block Rock Climbing 

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Several routes ranging from 5.9 to 12c. Routes face East and West so you can chase the sun or shade. Most routes can be top-roped, but are also bolted (a couple require gear).

Getting There 

Walk a couple minutes on the trail to the East. The trail will take you to the top of a flat rock formation. The routes begin below you. To the left, Suck It Up Crybaby (5.12b) is visible; to the right, Dr. Diaper (5.9 crack) is visible, as well as a couple others. Go down the trail to the left, or follow the formation to the right to a steep trail to the base of the climbs.

Climbing Season

For the The Overlook area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Starting Block

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Starting Block:
Dr. Diaper   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 30'   
Willie the Pimp   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   
Angering the Cheese Gods   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 35'   
Howard Hughes   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For The Starting Block
Rock Climbing Photo: climbing HH

Howard Hughes 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Utah : Cedar City : ... : The Starting Block
Fun route on small crimps and finger pockets. Cruxes come after clipping the first bolt and at the fourth. Go as fast as you can, the rock is sharp....[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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Rock Climbing Photo: Seth starting out on Dr. Diaper
Seth starting out on Dr. Diaper
Rock Climbing Photo: climbing HH
climbing HH
Rock Climbing Photo: Seth cruxing on the pimp
Seth cruxing on the pimp

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