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Parriot Mesa is the large mesa at the entrance of Castle Valley. It basically sits at the corner of River Road and the road into Castle Valley. Parriot has a fair number of crack climbs and an easy 5th class scramble to the summit, but sees little traffic. It also includes
Crooked Arrow Spire, which is an attractive semi-attached spire, visible on the NW corner of the mesa. The rock is excellent and there is a lot of potential for new routes.

Getting There

Approaches depend on the route you're climbing. For Crooked Arrow Spire and the Supernatural area, follow the high-clearance dirt road into Sister Superior (departs from River Road just north of the road into Castle Valley near a bridge). Stop before reaching Sister Superior near a huge, obvious boulder on the south side of the road. Follow a seldom-travelled trail directly past this boulder and up a ridge towards the north face of the mesa. Allow an hour for the slog. Other areas (Ascended Yoga Masters, etc) are approached differently.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Parriot Mesa

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Mountaineers Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A1
Longbow Chimney
Trad, Aid 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Super Natural
Trad 5 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A0 R
Ascended Yoga Masters
Trad, Aid 5 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Voodoo Child
Trad 4 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mountaineers Route
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 2 pitches
Longbow Chimney
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A1 Trad, Aid 2 pitches
Super Natural
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Ascended Yoga Masters
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A0 R Trad, Aid 5 pitches
Voodoo Child
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 4 pitches
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andrew kulmatiski
logan, ut
andrew kulmatiski   logan, ut
has anyone climbed the routes on the south face (the face looming over the town). They look fantastic. Any info would be appreciated. Feb 10, 2009
Tristan Higbee
Ogden, UT
Tristan Higbee   Ogden, UT
I did the "hiking" route up Parriott Mesa a couple months ago and really enjoyed it. The route's got a couple fixed ropes up 5th class sections, plus an exposed section of fixed cable. I took a couple adventurous non-climbers on it and it blew their minds. They loved it. Beta and pics here. Dec 24, 2011
Michael Schneiter
Glenwood Springs, CO
Michael Schneiter   Glenwood Springs, CO
Some clarification or help in finding the trail for routes in the Voodoo Child/Super Natural/Crooked Arrow Spire: When you first turn off 128, there's a good road straight ahead with a big square shaped parking lot. This is for the equestrian trails. The climbing approach takes the immediate left after leaving 128 and there is a sign there indication climber access (although with no arrow). There is some initial roughness getting into the wash but it's mostly smooth with just a few tricky sections. Go 1.5 miles from 128 and look for the large (20+ foot boulder 100 yards off the road) and you'll most likely also spot the well worn trail down low on the hillside, below the large boudler. Find a wide spot in the wash and park well to the side. Mar 13, 2017