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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.


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

96 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',36],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',6]

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
Psychoslabaddict   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Psychoslab a.k.a 10 mile w...
Velvet Jones   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   Bowling Alley : Main Area
The Adventure Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Rappel Wall Area
Faceplant   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Graveside Matter Wall
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
Fallout   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   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
Evil Twin   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Graveside Matter Wall
Death to Smootchie   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   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
Chain Gang- V8

Chain Gang V8 7B  UT : Cedar City : ... : Flannigan Boulder
Begin in the back of the cave on the right-side. Climb directly out of the roof using the large jug then slopers on the lip. A tricky encounter with a side pull and a slimper lock-off allows access to a high crimp then Jug....[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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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.
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