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Graveside Matter Wall 


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Submitted By: ZachBradford on Sep 30, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: Green Buried Alive
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Description 

It has good limestone and has steep slab climbing to vertical and overhanging routes.

The area is surrounded by a mixture of aspens and pines. It gets morning shade and late afternoon sunshine.

Climbable from spring to fall.


Getting There 

Drive up Cedar Canyon Road 9.3 miles, park at the pull out on the left. The parking area is below the Adventure Climb area (also know as Rappel Area Wall). Go left around the corner of the wall. Follow trail up past a large obvious boulder. Cross the stream continue walking up the trail a few hundred yards. Look for a small trail heading to your left and down towards the stream. Cross the stream and walk up to the wall ahead. You will see the memorial cross that gives the area its name off to the left of the wall. The cross commemorates the site of a rappelling death in 1996.

It is a 5 minute approach.


28 Total Routes


['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',8],['5.11',7],['5.12',6],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Graveside Matter Wall:
Dog Heaven    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Hells Bells   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Undertaker   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Catacomb   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
Fallout   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
La Santa Muerta   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   
Evil   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Death to Smootchie   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Too Much Cock Not Enough Lycra   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Heucos from Hades   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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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

Photos of Graveside Matter Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Blue  <em><a href='/v/evil/108262374'>Evil</a></em> 5.11b <br />Pink  <em><a href='/v/evil-twin/108262387'>Evil Twin</a></em> 5.12a <br />Yellow  <em><a href='/v/la-santa-muerta/107153911'>La Santa Muerta</a></em> 5.11a/b
BETA PHOTO: Blue Evil 5.11b
Pink [[108...
Main Slab <br />Blue- Ghost rider 5.7 <br />Green- Face Plant 5.10a <br />Red- Face Plant Direct - 5.10c <br />Green- Widowmaker - 5.10d <br />Brown- Lap Dance- 5.11- <br />(lines are not exact but should provide a point of reference.)
BETA PHOTO: Main Slab
Blue- Ghost rider 5.7
Green- Face Plant ...
close up of upper and lower tier
close up of upper and lower tier
The climbs left to right: Reaper 5.11a, Bone Ronguer 5.11b, Dancing Skeleton 5.10c, Catacomb 5.10c, Boney Fingers 5.11c, R.I.P. 5.11b, Screamin Bats 5.12a. <br />(There is one more great sport route located around the corner on the left of picture. 5.11d)
BETA PHOTO: The climbs left to right: Reaper 5.11a, Bone Rongu...
Left to Right  <br />Heucos from Hades 5.12,Undertaker 5.10 <br />Hells Bells 5.10a, La Santa Muerta 5.11a, (Buried alive 5.9 and Dog Heaven 5.9 both not picutred on right)  <br />
BETA PHOTO: Left to Right
Heucos from Hades 5.12,Undertaker 5...
Lower and Upper Tier
Lower and Upper Tier
Rough overview of the area
BETA PHOTO: Rough overview of the area
upper tier
upper tier
Boulder located 2 minutes up the trail. <br />Boulder holds several high ball problems that are slowly being cleaned and climbed.  Many line have probably been done in the past but never documented.
BETA PHOTO: Boulder located 2 minutes up the trail.
Boulder ho...
This is the approach ledge to the upper (3rd) tier routes. Not suitable for dogs or children.
BETA PHOTO: This is the approach ledge to the upper (3rd) tier...
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By bus driver
Oct 26, 2009

The one with the right traverse to start and then up is "too much cock, not enough lycra". I thought it was 11c.

By ZachBradford
Nov 2, 2009

You can access more routes by hiking west along the rim from too much caulk not enough lycra. They are on the rim above the road.

As far As "Too Much Cock, not Enough Lycra" Its solid 12a (especially if you are short). It been established at this grade for a long time.

By Trent Bradford
Nov 10, 2009

This is a wonderful area, and the short hike in is worth doing even if you are not going to climb. It is a beautiful, secluded, forest-y area with the background noise of a running stream, and great rock to boot.

Does anyone have any photos to post?

By Kalon
From: St. George, Utah
May 16, 2014

Question: Does anyone know about the line bolted out left of the main wall? so hiking left from the main wall, after going under that tree branch/root thing, there is a line that is STOUT. it's the farthest left climb, way out by itself. and I cant find a name or a rating for it anywhere. I've climbed all the 5.12's at graveside, and this thing is a beast of its own. I had to bail like 4 bolts up. If anyone has ANY info on this climb I would really appreciate it. I've started projecting it but have no decent idea as to the grade or who to give props to for bolting it.