Submitted by: EricD
DescriptionCedar City is a smallish town in southern Utah with a wide variety of rock types. Limestone in Cedar Canyon, welded tuff of the Overlook, and conglomerate similar to Maple Canyon are enough to keep anyone busy for a while. Routes range from 5.6 to 5.14. The higher elevation at some areas allow for nice temperatures in the summer. Some areas are inaccessible in the winter due to high snow levels.
Getting ThereCedar City is about 45 minutes north of St. George on I-15. There are some good places to eat, The Pastry Pub being one of the favorites for sandwiches and smoothies. Not much of a nightlife (it is in Utah, remember), but it is a college town, so you never know.
CommentsTrent Bradford Jan 30, 2010
There are at least two guidebooks for the Cedar City area. "Metal in Your Head" (Jack Tackle) is hard to find for purchase, but there are two copies at the SUU library, one available for checkout. It covers Cedar Canyon and building-bouldering in town.
I can't remember the name of the guidebook I used to use. It was available at the mountain shop in Cedar before it closed down; I can't find it now. It is thicker and more comprehensive than "Metal in Your Head." Besides Cedar Canyon, it covers areas all around Cedar City, including the Three Peaks area. If anyone has a copy or knows the title and author, please let me know.
Chadwick Dixon Feb 10, 2012
Passed thru the area last fall and was hoping to visit for the ice around Cedar City. Looks like Highway 14 up the canyon is closed. Is this closed every winter or just this year due to a slide? What kind of approach time to hit the ashdown flows? Any info appreciated.
Jared R Apr 6, 2012
The road is usually open all year,however, there was a huge landslide this fall that took out about 1500' of the road and they are currently removing dirt and repairing/rebuilding the road.
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