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Routes in River Bend Right

Number 1 S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Number 2 S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Number 5 S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Number 6 S,TR 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Description

Unsure of who put up the FA. Sport routes, 7 bolts at most. Sunny with some bits of shade depending on time of day. Polished rock for the first 10' or so of the climbs.

Getting There

Continue down the river bed past Valerie's Book until the river turns 90 degrees right with a big boulder in the riverbed just before the turn. Face's on either side the right side is RBR wall.

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Number 6
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
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Zschultz
Prescott, AZ
Zschultz   Prescott, AZ
I climbed here with a few people the other day.
We thought "Number 5" (closer to 5.10, we thought) and "Number 6" were great climbs. There are 2 or 3 other routes on that wall, and about 4 more routes on the super steep back side. Across the wash, on the shady wall with prominent overhangs, there are 4 to 5 more routes. We climbed two routes on that side that we thought to be in the 5.11 area, but a couple routes we didn't climb looked even harder. There may be a moderate on this wall, but we didn't find it. Every route here is bolted with rappel chains, and the climbing has some nice situations. I'll be back some day. Nov 19, 2014
arjunmh
Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
arjunmh   Phoenix & Prescott, AZ
If this general area is called "River Bend Right", then an easy way to think of the climbs is to have them be on river right and river left. River right is the wall that you get to first with the polished start for all the climbs. When you first arrive at this wall there are two climbs that share the same tricky start protected by a bolt that you clip after you get to a large jug with a committing move. These seem to be called Number 5 and Number 6 with very little other info. I will post better route maps soon. Someone seems to have moved a rock beneath this start to make it a bit easier. Both these climbs start with 5.10 moves and then ease into 5.9 climbing. River polish down low, classic quartzite starting after about 15-20 ft. The third climb you get to has an even tricker and more committing start and you'll see chalk in the crack. After the hardish 10 start it's 8 or 9 climbing.

The fourth climb you get to as you walk downstream is right on the arete of this area and I have no idea how to climb this or how hard it is. Looks pretty wild, though. Then the wall bends around right and you get into the steep, overhanging blocky part that is home to Number 1 and Number 2 as posted with no info for this area. When I get around to those I will post them too.

Now, cross the channel and go to the area on the other side, River Left, and you get to 7 wonderfully bolted climbs that range from hard 10 into ones that I haven't climbed yet. Starting all the way at the climber's left (uphill) side of this cliff, you'll get to two bolted routes that roughly face the channel. Both are somewhere in the 10 to hard 10, maybe easy 11 range with a couple committing moves and the rest of the climbing being more moderate. Then the wall has a slight bend with a brushy crease that could be climbed with gear at an easier grade (haven't done it yet). 5 bolted routes grace this overhanging section and range from mildly overhanging at the far left to majorly at the farthest right, closest to the channel. I'd say hard 10 and 11 for the first two and I haven't tried the very cool looking next three. Will post route maps for all after my next visit and a better camera. May 30, 2016

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