Andrew near the top of the 5.10 lieback crack.
This is a great location above the Piedra River. So far, only a handful of routes. This place has tons of potential though (hoping to motivate the locals) 1 nice steep lieback crack (5.10), 2 (5.10-11) face sport climbs, 5.9 corner system, and bolted arete (5.10). Eds. apparently, this description is about the East Side.
Sorry I don't know any names or FAs. Rap in about 100 feet to anchors on the face. The lower face is pretty chossy- ought to be cleaned up and linked with routes above for 140 foot routes.
Be very wary of poison ivy in the summer in the lower Piedra area near the creek.
This is North of Pagosa Springs on CR 631 (Piedra Rd.) about 0.5 miles before the bridge. Hike down the bluff. This place is absolutely gorgeous!
Eds. this area was moved to Pagosa Springs. Thanks!
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|By manuel rangel|
Jul 16, 2008
If you drive down to the river/bridge, a trail takes you downstream where the upper walls are exposed, the solid portion, and there are a few sport and trad routes on the west side of the canyon.
|By Jesse Morehouse|
Aug 28, 2008
Be very wary of poison ivy in the summer in the lower Piedra area near the creek. It is not as much of an issue in the upper Piedra area accessed by going right at the fork.
|By Craig Childre|
From: Lubbock, Texas
Jun 24, 2010
I think the map designation for the turn is named Dead Man's curve. Awesome fishing too if you're an angler.
Dec 1, 2010
The bridge is 14 miles from the Piedra Road/County Rd.600-Hwy 160 junction.
Dec 29, 2010
On virtually all routes in the canyon, you will find a long stickclip handy.
|By Riley Evans|
Aug 24, 2011
Does anyone know where I may find a guidebook to this location?
|By issac overright|
From: Farmington NM
Mar 27, 2012
Does anyone know if this area will be climb able by next weekend (i.e. free of snow)?