Parriot Mesa Rock Climbing
Rainbow on the way out from Castleton.
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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.
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.
Weather station 2.6 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Parriot Mesa
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Parriot Mesa:
Voodoo Child 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad, 4 pitches, 480'
Featured Route For Parriot Mesa
Super Natural 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Utah
: Moab Area
: ... : Parriot Mesa
Super Natural is a great line offering a fine desert climbing experience with a little bit of adventure and plenty of good, clean cracks. Many options seem to exist on climbing this line and it seems like it could be done in 4 to 6 pitches, depending on your ability to run together some long pitches. Pitch 1 (5.8 or 5.10): The intended start is in the wide corner that starts up and left from the large detached block, or mini tower. The topo describes it as going at 5.8. We did not climb this opt...[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.
By Michael Schneiter
From: Glenwood Springs, CO
Mar 13, 2017
Some clarification or help in finding the trail for routes in the Voodoo Child/Super Natural/Crooked Arrow Spire: When you first turn off 128, there's a good road straight ahead with a big square shaped parking lot. This is for the equestrian trails. The climbing approach takes the immediate left after leaving 128 and there is a sign there indication climber access (although with no arrow). There is some initial roughness getting into the wash but it's mostly smooth with just a few tricky sections. Go 1.5 miles from 128 and look for the large (20+ foot boulder 100 yards off the road) and you'll most likely also spot the well worn trail down low on the hillside, below the large boudler. Find a wide spot in the wash and park well to the side.