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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 / 81 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 81
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
Richardson Amphitheater 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1
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 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Titanic Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Utopia 6 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
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 Details

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.

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
 142
Leftover Lover
Boulder
V1 5
 123
Center Start
Boulder
V2 5+
 122
Slots of Fun
Boulder
V2 5+
 56
Hueco Cranks
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 60
Mr. Trujillo's Big Day
Boulder
V3 6A
 43
Arete Right Side
Boulder
V4 6B
 41
Brown Power
Boulder
V4 6B
 39
Washed Up
Boulder
V5 6C
 43
Block Party
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 57
Circus Trick
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 75
Root Canal
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 26
Spear of Destiny
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 42
Men in Tights
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 161
Lonely Vigil
Trad 5 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 45
Infrared
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Leftover Lover Big Bend Boulde… > Flat Top Boulder
 142
V0 4 Boulder
Center Start Big Bend Boulde… > Black Box
 123
V1 5 Boulder
Slots of Fun Big Bend Boulde… > Black Box
 122
V2 5+ Boulder
Hueco Cranks Big Bend Boulde… > Hueco Traverse Boulder
 56
V2 5+ Boulder
Mr. Trujillo's Big Day Big Bend Boulde… > Flat Top Boulder
 60
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Arete Right Side Big Bend Boulde… > Black Box
 43
V3 6A Boulder
Brown Power Big Bend Boulde… > Block Top Boulder
 41
V4 6B Boulder
Washed Up Big Bend Boulde… > Wash Boulder
 39
V4 6B Boulder
Block Party Big Bend Boulde… > Block Top Boulder
 43
V5 6C Boulder
Circus Trick Big Bend Boulde… > Chaos Boulder
 57
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Root Canal River Rd Dihedrals
 75
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Spear of Destiny Utopia
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport
Men in Tights Take-Out Beach > Cinema
 42
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Lonely Vigil Lighthouse Tower
 161
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Infrared Big Bend Butte
 45
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 4 pitches
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