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unrooted


Mar 6, 2007, 11:51 AM
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Mesquite limestone  (North_America: United_States: Utah: St__George)
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I realize the climbing is probably in Arizona, but I looked through those areas and could not find any good info.I was told that there are a bunch of great areas with moderate (5.9-5.12-) limestone. Any help wouod be great. thankyou.


brianinslc


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Try Lime Kiln Canyon under the St. George area.

Not sure there are many 5.9 routes, though.

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-Brian in SLC


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I think lime kiln starts in the upper 12's. I have the newest st george guide, but don't see anything new being developed in mesquite since the older guide.


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Rumor has the guidebook author left that area out on purpose.

-Brian in SLC


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I think you are right as mr. goss has been involved in route developement in the area. Why he chooses to omit this I can only speculate about but it seems kinda lame. Climbed there a few times. Cool setting, ok climbing, kinda sharp.


mtengaio


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They may have left out Limekiln on the last edition because the routes weren't complete yet or there weren't enough at press time to warrant including the area yet. A friend of mine just returned from there and said they counted about 60 routes while hiking around and they all had shiny new bolts indicating they were put in quite recently. The pitcures show a plethora of routes and future lines that would range from 5.6 to 5.14+!


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I believe the area your are referring to was featured in a climbing mag about 6 months ago. I can't remember if it was R&I or Climbing, but they said the routes are going up and and the potential for more was sick. Cool


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I think I recall hearing it had the potential to be a Red Rock of Limestone. I've done a couple sport multi-pitches there. The quality varied, some routes felt chossy. I think I remember seeing the equivalent of a handmade guide on printed paper for the area at a outdoor store which no longer exists. The Desert Rat is a new climbing store in Saint George so I'll have to check and see if they sell it.


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