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Elevation: 7,500 ft
GPS: 37.43051, -107.19382
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Shared By: markguycan on Jun 18, 2008 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description Suggest change

This is a great location above the Piedra River. So far, only a handful of routes. This place has tons of potential though (hoping to motivate the locals) 1 nice steep lieback crack (5.10), 2 (5.10-11) face sport climbs, 5.9 corner system, and bolted arete (5.10). Eds. apparently, this description is about the East Side.

Sorry I don't know any names or FAs. Rap in about 100 feet to anchors on the face. The lower face is pretty chossy- ought to be cleaned up and linked with routes above for 140 foot routes.

Be very wary of poison ivy in the summer in the lower Piedra area near the creek.

Per Spencer William: bring a stick clip!

Getting There Suggest change

This is North of Pagosa Springs on CR 631 (Piedra Rd.) about 0.5 miles before the bridge. Hike down the bluff. This place is absolutely gorgeous!

Note

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Eds. this area was moved to Pagosa Springs. Thanks!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Piedra River

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V5 6C
 11
Huggy Bear
Boulder
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 4
Tetrachromacy
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 51
First Wall
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 42
F***in' Greenies
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 24
Groomed Gumby
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 74
Mild Hops
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 52
Van Gogh's
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 31
Black Magic Spell
Trad, Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 7
Smokin' J's
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 20
Smokin' Stems
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 22
Winning Streak
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 13
Refuse To Suffer
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 27
Southern Cross
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 48
Wild Hops
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 16
Raising Awareness
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Huggy Bear Piedra River - Lower…
 11
V5 6C Boulder
Tetrachromacy Piedra River - Lower…
 4
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
First Wall Piedra River - Lower…
 51
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
F***in' Greenies Piedra River - Lower…
 42
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Groomed Gumby Piedra River - Lower…
 24
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Mild Hops Piedra River - Lower…
 74
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Van Gogh's Piedra River - Lower…
 52
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Black Magic Spell Piedra River - Lower…
 31
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Smokin' J's Piedra River - Lower…
 7
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Smokin' Stems Piedra River - Lower…
 20
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Winning Streak Piedra River - Lower…
 22
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Refuse To Suffer Piedra River - Lower…
 13
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Southern Cross Piedra River - Lower…
 27
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Wild Hops Piedra River - Lower…
 48
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Raising Awareness Piedra River - Lower…
 16
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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