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Elevation: 4,992 ft 1,522 m
GPS: 38.6276, -109.4966
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Shared By: Andrew Gram on May 12, 2002
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, GRK, D Crane
Warning Access Issue: 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 DetailsDrop down

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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.

Getting There Suggest change

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.

233 Total Climbs

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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.
V4 6B
 102
Brown Power
Boulder
V5 6C
 129
Block Party
Boulder
V5 6C
 41
Basketball Diaries
Boulder
V6 7A
 122
Circus Trick
Boulder
V8 7B
 24
Chaos
Boulder
V10-11 8A
 7
Hell Belly
Boulder
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 69
Spear of Destiny
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 196
Men in Tights
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 301
Lonely Vigil
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 105
Encore
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 78
An Overflow of Good
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 92
Infrared
Trad 4 pitches
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 15
Dolofright
Trad 2 pitches
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 65
All the World's a Stage
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13
 11
Iron Maiden
Trad 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Brown Power Big Bend Boulde… > Block Top Boulder
 102
V4 6B Boulder
Block Party Big Bend Boulde… > Block Top Boulder
 129
V5 6C Boulder
Basketball Diaries Big Bend Boulde… > Army of Darkness Boulder
 41
V5 6C Boulder
Circus Trick Big Bend Boulde… > Chaos Boulder
 122
V6 7A Boulder
Chaos Big Bend Boulde… > Chaos Boulder
 24
V8 7B Boulder
Hell Belly Big Bend Boulde… > Chaos Boulder
 7
V10-11 8A Boulder
Spear of Destiny Utopia
 69
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport
Men in Tights Take-Out Beach > Cinema
 196
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lonely Vigil Lighthouse Tower
 301
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Encore Take-Out Beach > Cinema
 105
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
An Overflow of Good Take-Out Beach > Theater
 78
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Infrared Big Bend Butte
 92
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 4 pitches
Dolofright Dolomite Spire
 15
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad 2 pitches
All the World's a Stage Take-Out Beach > Theater
 65
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Iron Maiden Lighthouse Tower
 11
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
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