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Cedar Canyon  


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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 37.61602, -112.93205 View Map  Incorrect?
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A view of Cedar Canyon from the upper tier.

Description 

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.

Getting There 

From Cedar City find HWY 14, this goes through Cedar Canyon. From HWY 89 take HWY 14 to Cedar City.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.6 miles from here

95 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',34],['2 Stars',36],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',6]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',4],['5.8',5],['5.9',9],['5.10',18],['5.11',15],['5.12',13],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',5],['V2-3',10],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cedar Canyon:
Open For Business   V7 7A+     Boulder   Cedar Slide Bouldering : Flannigan Boulder
Chain Gang   V8 7B     Boulder, 18'   Cedar Slide Bouldering : Flannigan Boulder
The Direct Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Bowling Alley : Main Area
Dog Heaven    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Graveside Matter Wall
The Adventure Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Rappel Wall Area
Velvet Jones   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   Bowling Alley : Main Area
Psychoslabaddict   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Psychoslab a.k.a 10 mile w...
Hells Bells   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Graveside Matter Wall
Undertaker   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Graveside Matter Wall
The Coffee Route   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 300'   Latency Peak
Catacomb   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Graveside Matter Wall
La Santa Muerta   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Graveside Matter Wall
Evil   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Graveside Matter Wall
Too Much Cock Not Enough Lycra   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Graveside Matter Wall
Death to Smootchie   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Graveside Matter Wall
Evil Twin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Graveside Matter Wall
Heucos from Hades   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Graveside Matter Wall
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Featured Route For Cedar Canyon
Photo "lifted" from <a href='http://rockclimbing.com' target='_blank' rel='nofollow' >rockclimbing.com</a> and credited to Liz Stuart. The photo angle is incorrect: the route is nearly vertical.

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

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By Daniel Winder
Oct 17, 2011
CONDITION REPORT 
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.