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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 37.0968, -113.9116 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This is a limestone sport area between St. George and Las Vegas that includes The Cathedral, The Wailing Wall, The Sumo Wall, The Basilica, and The Logan Crag.

Getting There 

From the south (Las Vegas): Take I-15 north to Littlefield, AZ. Take exit 8 towards Beaver Dam and get onto Hwy 91 (west of I-15) heading north. Follow Hwy 91 for exactly 13 miles and turn left/west onto a gravel road (Lytle Ranch Road). This turn is almost directly opposite an obvious, 200' roadside cliff. Follow this for 1.9 miles to an intersection; turn right. Continue for another 1.9 miles to a water tank and a pair of wooden corrals. Park here. Hike to the walls by following the wash east past the corrals and past cottonwood trees, eventually contouring around to the north. The Sumo Wall will be on your left; for the Cathedral or Wailing Wall, continue past this, eventually contouring back west; these walls will be on your right.

From the north (St. George): From Bluff St. in St. George, take Sunset Blvd. west for 10.9 miles (turns into Hwy 91). Keep left at the fork following Hwy 91 for an additional 11.8 miles. Turn right/west onto a gravel road (Lytle Ranch Road). This turn is almost directly opposite an obvious, 200' roadside cliff. Follow this for 1.9 miles to an intersection; turn right. Continue for another 1.9 miles to a water tank and a pair of wooden corrals. Park here. Hike to the walls by following the wash east past the corrals and past cottonwood trees, eventually contouring around to the north. The Sumo Wall will be on your left; for the Cathedral or Wailing Wall, continue past this, eventually contouring back west; these walls will be on your right.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.7 miles from here

28 Total Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',5],['5.12',7],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',3],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['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 Welcome Springs:
Pagan Rituals   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   The Cathedral
Worshipping The Limestone Gods   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   The Cathedral
Pocketline to the Moon   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 115'   The Wailing Wall
Heretic Wisdom   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   The Wailing Wall
Speaking In Tongues   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 65'   The Cathedral
Raising Cain   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 70'   The Cathedral
Re-Do   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport   The Wailing Wall
Natural Born Drillers   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   The Cathedral
Spaceshuttle to Kolob   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   The Cathedral
Holbytla   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Wailing Wall
Resurrection   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 50'   The Wailing Wall
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Speaking In Tongues 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  UT : Saint George : ... : The Cathedral
I had heard rumors about this climb for quite a while. As it turns out the legends are true. Limestone fit for the Gods!Although many of the holds are slick from traffic, this route is truly a 5-star sloper workout.Move on easy holds to the large hueco half-way up. Try to rest without slipping out. Make a large move and work through the crux finding knee-bars wherever you can. Rest in the large undercling and then prepare for a tough final move to clip the chains. Old stiff perma-draws make ever...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Dylan Weldin
From: Austin, Texas
Nov 15, 2012
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By grk10vq
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Nov 15, 2012
updated area lat/long, thanks.