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Rivendell Rock Climbing
Routes in Rivendell
|Burglar, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Company, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Dark Riders S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Elderon S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Ents Degree S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Fellowship Of The Buttonhead S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b|
|My Precious A2 T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c A2|
|Notched Arrow S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Return of the King S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Smagel S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|GPS:||32.321, -110.739 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Scott Tucker on May 8, 2006|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionGood winter climbing area with moderate sport routes. The hour-long hike keeps out the crowds, but it is well worth the approach. The climbs are fun and the area is very pretty, right along the streambed. No road noise here. The wall faces west/southwest and gets winter sun by noon. Most of the climbs start on slightly water-polished stone then work up to very nice edges. The wall is mostly vertical, but some climbs are fairly sporty and have fun moves.
Getting TherePark at the hairpin turn at the bottom of the highway. Cross the street and follow the trails/streambed up past the Lefthand and Righthand walls. Keep to the right side of the stream and you will find another trail. This drops down into the streambed again as the canyon makes a sharp right bend. Cross the stream and scramble up ten feet of rock steps to find a trail going up the side drainage to the west. This switchbacks steeply up to the west wall of Soldier Canyon. Follow the trail (overgrown here and there, but easy to follow) for about 20 minutes. Once back in the streambed, keep to the left side and scramble up and over some big boulders. Keep looking for the occasional trail sections and finally a dead tree that acts as a short bridge. Duck through an opening under a huge boulder and scramble up a shark fin of rock and there you are! The approach is half the fun! Note that Squeezing the Lemmon shows Rivendell on the wrong side of the stream. The wall is on the east side, facing west/southwest. Otherwise the route descriptions are correct. Give yourself an hour the first time, 45 minutes once you know the way.
www.climbaz.com has excellent directions with pictures and route descriptions.
Classic Climbing Routes at Rivendell
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