Elevation: 7,500 ft
GPS: 37.431, -107.194 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: markguycan on Jun 18, 2008 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

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!

Note

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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 52
Practice Wall
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 41
Nescafe
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 46
Lightning Crashes
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 38
Taster's Choice
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 41
First Wall
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 32
F***in' Greenies
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 54
Mild Hops
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 38
Van Gogh's
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 34
Cattle Drive
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 33
Hopstacle Course
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 23
Black Magic Spell
Trad, Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 19
Smokin' Stems
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 24
Southern Cross
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 39
Wild Hops
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 15
Raising Awareness
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Practice Wall Piedra River - Lower…
 52
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Nescafe Piedra River - Lower…
 41
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Lightning Crashes Piedra River - Lower…
 46
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Taster's Choice Piedra River - Lower…
 38
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
First Wall Piedra River - Lower…
 41
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
F***in' Greenies Piedra River - Lower…
 32
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Mild Hops Piedra River - Lower…
 54
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Van Gogh's Piedra River - Lower…
 38
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Cattle Drive Piedra River - Lower…
 34
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Hopstacle Course Piedra River - Lower…
 33
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Black Magic Spell Piedra River - Lower…
 23
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Smokin' Stems Piedra River - Lower…
 19
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Southern Cross Piedra River - Lower…
 24
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Wild Hops Piedra River - Lower…
 39
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Raising Awareness Piedra River - Lower…
 15
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
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