|Piedra River - Lower West
A bouldery crux start leads to a cruiser mid-section, capped with another steep crux at the top. This is a great first lead.
Thunder Will is left of Lightning Crashes.
6 glue-in bolts to over the top anchors.
My son working his way up the start
Kayla seconding Thunder Will, about midway up befo...
BETA PHOTO: Dean Huwe at the upper crux during FA.
Avery projecting the route
|By Paul M.|
Nov 26, 2012
The start is very undercut, and if you are short, it is much harder than 5.7+.
Also, there is a sizable ledge halfway up that your belay should pay attention to.
|By Chris Walden|
11 hours ago
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
As mentioned the start is undercut we had to hoist the kids up to get started. Belaying was tricky as the ground here was slippery. I think the start of the route was more 5.9 (crux for sure) and then 5.8. The big ledge 1/4 up the route and then climb to the next bolt makes things a bit tricky. Great route, good holds but the start and ledge make this technically tougher than a 5.7 IMHO.