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The River Mild

5.10c, Sport, TR,  Avg: 2.9 from 37 votes
FA: Ken Trout, 1970s
Colorado > Golden > Clear Creek Canyon > River Wall
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closures & Rockfall Mitigation Project Details


First done with 2-3 bolts and gear... pretty amazing when you see the blank upper face of this one pitch route. Follow the second bolt line starting out from the base of the rock, from the left. Turn two roofs, then follow the left set of bolts up to the ledge up a steep slab.


2 bolt anchor at the bottom, 11 bolts, to a 2 bolt anchor up top.

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Nike on "The River Mild"
[Hide Photo] Nike on "The River Mild"
The River Wall.<br>
[[L->R]] for the crag.
[Hide Photo] The River Wall. L->R for the crag.
Nike on the thin upper section of "The River Mild"
[Hide Photo] Nike on the thin upper section of "The River Mild"

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Drew Allan
[Hide Comment] This is a fine route. The first roof is the crux with the second roof being fairly easy. Also, solid final moves to the belay ledge. Note, though, that the anchor does not have rap rings on it. You can traverse left to the anchor for BSD (which does have rap rings), but I don't think you can then lower and top rope the route with a 60M rope. Probably best to belay at the anchors and have your second follow the route. Apr 19, 2002
[Hide Comment] Thanks to the drought, as of 7/24/02 this route could be climbed from the ground up. The rock below the two anchor bolts is easy although slick. This provides a nice alternative if Bottom Side Down is occupied. Great climb with a tricky crux!! Jul 25, 2002
[Hide Comment] I was able to traverse in from the base of Bottom Side Down to access. Fun consistant climbing. Jul 28, 2003
Parker, Colorado
[Hide Comment] Outstanding Route! IMHO better than bottom side down. Oct 8, 2005