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Areas in River Road

Anasazi Buttress 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 5
Barney Rumble Tower 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Beach View 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Big Bend Bouldering Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 79 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 79
Big Bend Butte 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Dewey Bridge 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 3
Dolomite Spire 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 3
Eclipse Buttress 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Indian Chief 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Lighthouse Tower 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Mile 0 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Mile 1 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Mile Marker 5 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1
Negro Bill Canyon 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
North Big Bend Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Northside Routes 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 10
O'Grady 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Podium Spire 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Podunk Mesa Tower 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Putterman's Buttress 4 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
River Road Dihedrals 6 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Sorcerer's Apprentice, The 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Sorcerer, The 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Take-Out Beach 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Titanic Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Utopia 6 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Elevation: 4,992 ft
GPS: 38.628, -109.497 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on May 12, 2002
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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Description

This is a big spread out area basically encompassing everything along the River Road north of Moab. The climbing is very diverse, including everything from nailups on towers, one pitch cragging, and even one of Moab's most popular bouldering areas.

Approaches range from 1 minute strolls from the car to 1 hour uphill bushwhacks through loose rock. There is a ton of new route potential here - there are at least 10 unclimbed lines for every established route.
RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek Details

Getting There

All of River Road between Moab and the Dewey Bridge has climbing. Most of the time you just park in a pullout along the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at River Road

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
Leftover Lover
Boulder
V1 5
Center Start
Boulder
V2 5+
Slots of Fun
Boulder
V2+ 5+
Mr. Trujillo's Big Day
Boulder
V3 6A
Arete Right Side
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
Silly Wabbit
Boulder
V4 6B
Brown Power
Boulder
V4 6B
Washed Up
Boulder
V5 6C
Block Party
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
Circus Trick
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Root Canal
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bloody Elbows
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Men in Tights
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lonely Vigil
Trad 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Infrared
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Leftover Lover Big Bend Boulderi… > Flat Top Boulder V0 4 Boulder
Center Start Big Bend Boulderi… > Black Box V1 5 Boulder
Slots of Fun Big Bend Boulderi… > Black Box V2 5+ Boulder
Mr. Trujillo's Big Day Big Bend Boulderi… > Flat Top Boulder V2+ 5+ Boulder
Arete Right Side Big Bend Boulderi… > Black Box V3 6A Boulder
Silly Wabbit Big Bend Boulderi… > Flat Top Boulder V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Brown Power Big Bend Boulderi… > Block Top Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Washed Up Big Bend Boulderi… > Wash Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Block Party Big Bend Boulderi… > Block Top Boulder V5 6C Boulder
Circus Trick Big Bend Boulderi… > Chaos Boulder V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Root Canal River Rd Dihedrals 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Bloody Elbows River Rd Dihedrals 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Men in Tights Take-Out Beach > Cinema 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lonely Vigil Lighthouse Tower 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Infrared Big Bend Butte 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 4 pitches
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