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Routes in River Wall

Adventure Kayak Trundle S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Beach Front T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bottom Side Down S,TR 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Clear Water Revival S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Evil S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Float Trip S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Flood Control S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Goin' Fishin' S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Grilled Trout S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Human Rites S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Muddy Waters S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Old Man River S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Original Route T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Overflow S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Put In, The S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Right To Laugh S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Right to Life S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
River Dance S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
River Grill S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
River Jam S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
River Mild, The S,TR 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
River Walk T,S 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
River Wild, The S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Slacker S 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Splash S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Take Me to the River S,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Up A Creek T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Viagra Falls S 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Water Sports S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Water Sports Direct Start S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
White Water S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Type: Sport
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Seasonal Raptor Closures Details

Description

This is the easiest route on the River Wall slab, and provides quick access to the more difficult lines on the upper tiers. From behind the bridge abutment, climb vertical blasted rock past the first bolt. Slabs take you past two more clips to a overhang with a flexing piece of climbing history (clip it if you dare!) and a more modern replacement on the right. Anchors at the left end of the traverse ledge ("Riffle") can be used for top-roping or rappel. The ledge is somewhat sheltered from the weather by the overhang above. If you're heading for the upper tier routes, you can make it all the way from the ground to the anchors beneath "Viagra Falls" with a 50m rope.

Protection

Four bolts to a two bolt anchor with rings.

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There is a good-sized hold that feels a bit loose. It was about 2 feet up and 2 feet over from the first bolt. I would try not to crank too hard on it. Aug 3, 2011
Tony T.
Denver, CO
Tony T.   Denver, CO
It's a fun route, but it's a tad run-out, and a bit harder than a 5.7.

It's a great route for shade in the summer. The sun starts to hit it again around 4pm. Aug 23, 2009
Ryan Henry
Golden, Colorado
Ryan Henry   Golden, Colorado
The guide book calls this a 5.7, and I definitely agree with the online rating. Be very mindful as the 1st bolt might not protect against groundfall. I would not suggest top-roping this route because the rope drags pretty hard on two very sharp, (freshly exploded metamorphic) edges. It is a great route for new leaders looking for a challenge, and a great warm up for all the studs and studettes. Aug 8, 2006
Michael J Yarros
Colorado Springs, CO
  5.8
Michael J Yarros   Colorado Springs, CO
  5.8
Very nice route. At the roof, the holds are there where you need them. Oct 4, 2005