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Blood Brothers T,S 
Captain Cod Piece T 
Easy Slabs T,TR 
Far Left Dihedral Crack T 
Flat Earth Society S 
Getting Older T 
Glimpse of Perfection 
Hebrew Hangover S 
Life on the Run T 
Loaf and Jug T 
Midday Lightning S 
Parallel Universes S 
Running Man T,TR 
Skid Marks S 
Slab o' Bob S 
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River Wall Rock Climbing 

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This is a another short but excellent wall in Elevenmile Canyon. A mixture of sport and trad routes are to be found there. Most notable are the 5.7 romp of Loaf and Jug and the 5.11 thugfest up the magnificent Captain Cod Piece. There are discreet boulders located at its feet, perfect for sunbathing. Top rope anchors can be set up on top.

Getting There 

The River Wall is located 6.3 miles up the canyon. Park just after crossing a bridge. The river will be on your right, between you and the wall. Walk downstream, back across the bridge and work upstream on the opposite bank. You will run into the wall. Descent is be either lowering from anchors or walking off the top. Cheers.

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Weather station 1.4 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in River Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for River Wall:
Hebrew Hangover   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Parallel Universes   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Life on the Run   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
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By pete cogan
Jul 29, 2002
Note on access to River Wall: when the water is high, you can easily walk to the top and rap off the anchors from Skid Marks. Both hangars are loose, but it was easy to back up the anchor with a medium cam and a cordelette around a rock.
By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 17, 2008
You can also take a shortcut approach by using a fallen tree spanning the entire width of the river immediately below the parking pull off. (9/08)

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