Elevation: 7,689 ft
GPS: 37.42, -107.197 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jesse Morehouse on Aug 28, 2008
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

This is an idyllic, creekside setting with AM sun during the summer. It is a small area with a few trad routes, a number of bolted routes, TRs and boulder problems. Know what poison ivy looks like, and beware during the summer- it's all around the trail.

NOTEs:

Please do not belay from the trail. This is a multi-use area and horses are a common sight. Please be respectful of others.

New route development should be avoided close to the trail for this reason. There have also been concerns in the past from rangers regarding routes near the trail, so please do your part to keep the concerns a thing of the past.

Getting There

From the parking lot across the Piedra River, take the Ice Caves Trail down stream taking a left at the fork. As you drop to the river, you will see the first route on your right. There are routes along the cliff and boulder problems and top ropes down by the river.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Piedra River - Lower West

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V5+ 6C+
 8
Huggy Bear
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 50
Practice Wall
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 44
Lightning Crashes
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 37
Nescafe
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 35
Taster's Choice
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 40
First Wall
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 30
F***in' Greenies
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 52
Mild Hops
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 37
Van Gogh's
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 33
Hopstacle Course
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 22
Black Magic Spell
Trad, Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 19
Smokin' Stems
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 20
Winning Streak
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 23
Southern Cross
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 36
Wild Hops
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Huggy Bear
 8
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Practice Wall
 50
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Lightning Crashes
 44
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Nescafe
 37
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Taster's Choice
 35
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
First Wall
 40
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
F***in' Greenies
 30
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Mild Hops
 52
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Van Gogh's
 37
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Hopstacle Course
 33
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Black Magic Spell
 22
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Smokin' Stems
 19
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Winning Streak
 20
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Southern Cross
 23
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Wild Hops
 36
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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