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Cedar City Rock Climbing 

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Cedar 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 There 

Cedar 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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

242 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',90],['2 Stars',93],['1 Star',35],['Bomb',8]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cedar City

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cedar City:
Hidden Haven   WI4     Ice, 4 pitches, 400'   Cedar City Ice : Parowan Canyon
Cedarcicle   WI5-6     Ice, 1 pitch, 70'   Cedar City Ice : Cedar Canyon
Asdown Gorge flows   WI4-5     Ice, 1 pitch   Cedar City Ice : Cedar Canyon
Open For Business   V7 7A+     Boulder   Cedar Slide Bouldering : Flannigan Boulder
Chain Gang   V8 7B     Boulder, 18'   Cedar Slide Bouldering : Flannigan Boulder
Dr. Diaper   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Alpine, 1 pitch, 30'   The Overlook : The Starting Block
Psychoslabaddict   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Cedar Canyon : Psychoslab a.k.a 10 mile w...
The Adventure Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Cedar Canyon : Rappel Wall Area
Willie the Pimp   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 50'   The Overlook : The Starting Block
Crunch Boy   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Pocket Rocks
Angering the Cheese Gods   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 35'   The Overlook : The Starting Block
Pocket Route   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Pocket Rocks
Hells Bells   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Graveside Matter Wall : Lower Tier
Mustache Mayhem   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   Pocket Rocks
La Santa Muerta   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Graveside Matter Wall : Lower Tier
It's No Secret   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, Alpine, 35'   The Overlook : The Zoo
Evil   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Graveside Matter Wall : Lower Tier
Howard Hughes   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, Alpine, 1 pitch, 40'   The Overlook : The Starting Block
Too Much Cock Not Enough Lycra   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Graveside Matter Wall : Graveside Matter Slab
Heucos from Hades   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Graveside Matter Wall : Lower Tier
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Featured Route For Cedar City
Rock Climbing Photo: Pocket Route (Yellow) is the middle climb of the r...

Pocket Route 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  UT : Cedar City : Pocket Rocks
Scramble to the top of a small pillar to gain access to the route. Clip 1st bolt before pulling into the shallow dihedral. Route moves up the face on excellent pockets. Great route that doesn't have a hard crux move, but is sustained to the top. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Trent 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.
By Chadwick Dixon
From: Crested Butte, CO
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.
By 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.
By Matt Bartley
Feb 27, 2014
So I have the Bouldering Guide to Utah book (Baldwin-Beck-Russo) and it has info on sweet hills wash but I was having troubles finding the specific areas it describes in the book.. I was able to get on a couple nice problems but I feel like I'm missing most of the good stuff...
Is there any info on M.P. about the Sweet Hills Wash area?
thanks guys!
By Jerry432
From: odessa texas
Mar 2, 2014
Going to be in cedar city and st George area for spring break. Does anyone know of any cool camping sites? BLM or free sites would be a nice tip.Thanks for any help.

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