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.
Climbing Season For the Castle Valley area.
Weather station 2.6 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['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: Ogden, UT (temporarily)
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.