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Parriot Mesa Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Parriot Mesa is the large mesa at the entrance of Castle Valley. It basically sits at the corner of River Road and the road into Castle Valley. Parriot has a fair number of crack climbs and an easy 5th class scramble to the summit, but sees little traffic. It also includes
Crooked Arrow Spire, which is an attractive semi-attached spire, visible on the NW corner of the mesa. The rock is excellent and there is a lot of potential for new routes.

Getting There 

Approaches depend on the route you're climbing. For Crooked Arrow Spire and the Supernatural area, follow the high-clearance dirt road into Sister Superior (departs from River Road just north of the road into Castle Valley near a bridge). Stop before reaching Sister Superior near a huge, obvious boulder on the south side of the road. Follow a seldom-travelled trail directly past this boulder and up a ridge towards the north face of the mesa. Allow an hour for the slog. Other areas (Ascended Yoga Masters, etc) are approached differently.

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Weather station 2.6 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Parriot Mesa

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Parriot Mesa:
Mountaineers Route   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 250'   
Longbow Chimney   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A1     Trad, Aid, 2 pitches, 300'   
Ascended Yoga Masters   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A0 R     Trad, Aid, 5 pitches, 450'   
Voodoo Child   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 480'   
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Featured Route For Parriot Mesa
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Voodoo Child 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  Utah : Moab Area : ... : Parriot Mesa
A great route that is a little bit more off the beaten path than many of the nearby classics. It amazingly links together several sections of great crack climbing with improbable face moves. Definitely a little bit heads up, but the difficulties tend to back down or bolts tend to sprout up when you need them to. The route has mostly good rock, a 180-foot pitch that takes 7 widely spaced yellow camalots in a row, and a steep bolted upper pitch with great sports action.See topo added as beta ph...[more]   Browse More Classics in Utah

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By andrew kulmatiski
From: logan, ut
Feb 10, 2009
has anyone climbed the routes on the south face (the face looming over the town). They look fantastic. Any info would be appreciated.
By Tristan Higbee
From: Ogden, UT
Dec 24, 2011
I did the "hiking" route up Parriott Mesa a couple months ago and really enjoyed it. The route's got a couple fixed ropes up 5th class sections, plus an exposed section of fixed cable. I took a couple adventurous non-climbers on it and it blew their minds. They loved it. Beta and pics here.

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