Parriot Mesa Rock Climbing
Rainbow on the way out from Castleton.
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Parriot Mesa is the large mesa at the entrance of Castle Valley. It basically sits at the corner of River Road and the road into Castle Valley. Parriot has a fair number of crack climbs and an easy 5th class scramble to the summit, but sees little traffic. It also includes
Crooked Arrow Spire, which is an attractive semi-attached spire, visible on the NW corner of the mesa. The rock is excellent and there is a lot of potential for new routes.
Approaches depend on the route you're climbing. For Crooked Arrow Spire and the Supernatural area, follow the high-clearance dirt road into Sister Superior (departs from River Road just north of the road into Castle Valley near a bridge). Stop before reaching Sister Superior near a huge, obvious boulder on the south side of the road. Follow a seldom-travelled trail directly past this boulder and up a ridge towards the north face of the mesa. Allow an hour for the slog. Other areas (Ascended Yoga Masters, etc) are approached differently.
Weather station 2.6 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Parriot Mesa
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Parriot Mesa:
Voodoo Child 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 4 pitches, 480'
Featured Route For Parriot Mesa
Longbow Chimney 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
: Moab Area
: ... : Parriot Mesa
Start on the left side of the Crooked Arrow Spire.P1-5.8-Climb up 20' of "solid" chockstones. (Once on top of chockstones place a piece of gear high in a crack on the left to avoid horrid rope drag.) Walk/scramble to back of chimney, climb 3 cracks to a intermediate belay(we stopped here but to do the route in 2 pitches continue 50' to a belay in the col between the spire and the wall. P2-A1-Climb Bolts and fixed pins with 2 gear placements to summit. We counted 31 bolts/fixed pins. The last...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
By andrew kulmatiski
From: logan, ut
Feb 10, 2009
has anyone climbed the routes on the south face (the face looming over the town). They look fantastic. Any info would be appreciated.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Everywhere and nowhere
Dec 24, 2011
I did the "hiking" route up Parriott Mesa a couple months ago and really enjoyed it. The route's got a couple fixed ropes up 5th class sections, plus an exposed section of fixed cable. I took a couple adventurous non-climbers on it and it blew their minds. They loved it. Beta and pics here.