Elevation: 4,108 ft
GPS: 38.607, -109.541 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: J Hickok on May 16, 2002 with improvements by Aaron Glasenapp and 1 other
Admins: slim, Andrew Gram, Nathan Fisher, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq
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

The rock is not quite as inspiring as other nearby areas, but with a very short easy approach, there are a handful of routes here. This is a great spot for intermediate climbing. It is north facing, so it's in the shade when it's warmer. To extend your day, there are also more 1 pitch free climbing routes 0.5 miles up the road on the Anasazi Buttress.

Getting There

The River Road Dihedrals are located almost 3 miles up the River Road from the Hwy 191 turnoff near the Colorado River crossing. They are located just right of a canyon mouth, and a huge pillar with a spectacular and vicious splitter is located above the River Road Dihedral climbs. There is parking directly across the road from the climbs. Just up the road is the mouth of Negro Bill Canyon, and there are usually many cars and mountain bikers as the Porcupine Rim mountain bike trail exits here.

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Classic Climbing Routes at River Road Dihedrals

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 90
Root Canal
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 53
Bloody Elbows
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 47
Peapod Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
ker-THUD!
Trad, Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
Oxygen Debt
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Root Canal
 90
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Bloody Elbows
 53
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Peapod Crack
 47
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
ker-THUD!
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Oxygen Debt
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
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