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Elevation: 6,020 ft 1,835 m
GPS: 40.229, -105.34538
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Shared By: Jesse Ryan on Nov 27, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
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This great little crag sits immediately below the Buttonrock Resevior spillway and is packed with stellar sport and trad routes. The climbs range from super technical 'slab' routes such as Introducing Meteor Dad (10+) and Le Diamant E'ternal (13-) to pumpy overhanging face climbs; Escape from Alcatraz (11), Red Neck Hero (12-) and Brother from Another Planet (13) to steep cracks with both jamming and edges like Pocket Hercules (11+), Neurosurgeon (12-) and Lost Horizon (14-). Many of the lines can be set up on toprope if desired - take care! An excellent place to spend the day cranking!

Getting There Suggest change

Drive about 3 miles down County Road 80 and park at the gate. Walk down the road a short distance passing a toilet on the right. Your first visit continue up the road as it crosses the river and get a perfect view of all the lines. To access the steep lines New Horizon through Pocket Hercules walk down to the river and cross on rocks just below the spillway to the left side of the cliff base. This access might be impassible during high river (May through July?). During very low water it is sometimes possible (sandals, barfoot and-or poles help) to access the pedestal at the base of Escape from Alcatraz. For all of the lines right of Pocket Hercules, starting with Red Neck Hero and Escape from Alcatraz approach via a steep path up a short sandy hill behind the toilet. This approach involves a short bouldery approach on large positive yet slick holds just above the water = warmup? It is also possible to (1) climb the hillside right of the road prior to the toilet or (2) climb the bolted yet anchorless Pooh Corner (5.8) to attain the top of river wall and rappel to the desired side of river wall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at River Wall II

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5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 57
Livewire
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 184
Introducing Meteor Dad
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 63
Escape from Alcatraz
Sport, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 24
Pocket Hercules
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 10
Social Dispensing
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 277
Redneck Hero
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 47
Neurosurgeon
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 36
Big, Big, Monkey Man
Trad
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 5
Big, Big Gunky Man Direct (BBGMD)
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 53
New Horizon
Sport
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 10
Hero to Zero aka H2O
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 21
Brother From Another Planet
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 34
Le Diamant E'ternal
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 5
Aquadarius
Sport
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a
 4
Reservoir Dogs
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Livewire
 57
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, Sport
Introducing Meteor Dad
 184
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Escape from Alcatraz
 63
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Pocket Hercules
 24
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Social Dispensing
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Redneck Hero
 277
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Neurosurgeon
 47
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad
Big, Big, Monkey Man
 36
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
Big, Big Gunky Man Direct (…
 5
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
New Horizon
 53
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Hero to Zero aka H2O
 10
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Brother From Another Planet
 21
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Le Diamant E'ternal
 34
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
Aquadarius
 5
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
Reservoir Dogs
 4
5.13d 8b 31 X 32 E8 7a Sport
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