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Welcome Springs  


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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

34 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',8],['5.12',10],['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
Falling Asians   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   The Sumo Wall
Geisha Knife Fight   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   The Sumo Wall
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
Raising Cain   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 70'   The Cathedral
Speaking In Tongues   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 65'   The Cathedral
Natural Born Drillers   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   The Cathedral
Re-Do   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport   The Wailing Wall
Holbytla   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   The Wailing Wall
Spaceshuttle to Kolob   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport   The Cathedral
Spring Loaded   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 90'   The Cathedral
Resurrection   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 50'   The Wailing Wall
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Heretic Wisdom 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a  UT : Saint George : ... : The Wailing Wall
This route climbs the blunt arete around the left corner from Resurrection. Begin by trending up and right, and follow worsening crimps and pockets that just keep coming as you pass back and forth from right to left side of the arete. Save some strength for a challenging top out on grey limestone. Without a definitive crux move, expect to be pumped. If you climb 5.12 and you are in South West Utah (or the United States for that matter) this route is not to miss. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in UT

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By Dylan Weldin
From: Austin, Texas
Nov 15, 2012
Google map:

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By grk10vq
Administrator
Nov 15, 2012
updated area lat/long, thanks.
By Spencer Weiler
From: Salt Lake city
Mar 28, 2015
It's a bit of a confusing approach for first timers(maybe just me). Pass through a green gate east of the corrals and hike 10 minutes up past many cottonwoods to a 2nd green gate on your right ,ignoring many side roads/paths along the way. After passing through the 2nd gate, hug the fence line on a trail to a doubletrack and then take a left up the next obvious wash after passing a decent sized wall on your right. Sumo wall will be on your left. The wash contours north then west and look for huge cairns marking the hike up to the cathedral. Guidebook says 10 min approach but the road must have been better back then because like poster says, it's 35-45 min.
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