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Elevation: 8,500 ft 2,591 m
GPS: 38.92102, -105.43212
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Shared By: Julian Smith on Dec 31, 1969 · Updates
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This is a another short but excellent wall in Elevenmile Canyon. A mixture of sport and trad routes are to be found there. Most notable are the 5.7 romp of Loaf and Jug and the 5.11 thugfest up the magnificent Captain Cod Piece. There are discreet boulders located at its feet, perfect for sunbathing. Top rope anchors can be set up on top.

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The River Wall is located 6.3 miles up the canyon. Park just after crossing a bridge. The river will be on your right, between you and the wall. Walk downstream, back across the bridge, and work upstream on the opposite bank. You will run into the wall. (Per Alden Armstrong: you may not be able to cross the edge of the river below the bridge due to high water levels. If that is the case, scramble up the rock face to the right of the bridge, and work your way up the canyon that way, be careful to not dislodge loose rocks on the cars below.)

The descent is either lowering from anchors or walking off the top. Cheers.

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Classic Climbing Routes at River Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 36
Hebrew Hangover
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Getting Older
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 35
Parallel Universes
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 31
Life on the Run
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Skid Marks
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 7
Captain Cod Piece
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
PBR Me
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Hebrew Hangover
 36
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Getting Older
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Parallel Universes
 35
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Life on the Run
 31
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Skid Marks
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Captain Cod Piece
 7
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
PBR Me
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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