A view of Cedar Canyon from the upper tier.
This canyon was created by the old Lake Bonneville. The baby limestone found through out most of the canyon was formed from the lake receding and rising for a few thousand years. The rock looks like Spearfish Canyon in South Dakota, but its nowhere near as good, however there is good rock to be found here, and ALOT of choss too.
The best seasons are spring and fall but it is very possible to rock climb here in the middle of summer too.
A good but hard to find reference is Troy D. Anderson's semi-comprehensive guide, Metal In Your Head.
From Cedar City find HWY 14, this goes through Cedar Canyon. From HWY 89 take HWY 14 to Cedar City.
Weather station 3.6 miles from here
95 Total Routes
['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',34],['2 Stars',36],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',6]
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Bone Ronguer 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b UT
: Cedar City
: ... : Graveside Matter Wall
This beautiful line on flawless limestone is left of and shares anchors with Dancing Skeleton. Holds are sharp, crimpy edges with a hard start and another crux getting past the 4th bolt. However, almost every move is 5.10. This really is a superb climb. Kudos to the first ascensionist!...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
By Daniel Winder
Oct 17, 2011
A massive landslide has wiped out the road ~5 miles up the canyon. As of today, there was no apparent clean-up/repair project underway yet. It looks like it may be closed for a while.