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Piedra River - East Side Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.4147, -107.1951 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jesse Morehouse on Aug 28, 2008
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This is a great location above the Piedra River. There are at least 5-7 routes but only a few are documented here.

Some climbs are accessible only by rapping in to anchors at the base of the good band of rock. Others start at the base of the cliff.

Getting There 

Park at the big turn in Piedra Rd as it crests the hill and you can first see the canyon (~15 miles from town). This is known as "Sally's Corner". Walk to the edge and look for rap anchors.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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