|Piedra River - Lower West
As you enter the canyon, the walls meet the trail. At the first great swimming hole, look up and right to a brown face with shiny bolts, 7 total. The runout to the first bolt was demanding climbing on small edges. Then more of the same but bigger as you went up.
Per s.price: the crux start can be easily bypassed by short traverse in from right dropping the rating to 5.10+.
Walk along the trail downstream to the canyon proper. Just before the huge boulder at the water's edge, look up and right.
|By manuel rangel|
From: Tempe, Arizona
Jul 11, 2011
Thanks for the info, it was a very challenging onsight.
Oct 5, 2012
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a
The R rating is easily avoided with a stick clip.
|By b hof|
From: Pueblo West, CO
Jul 11, 2014
The base of this route is guarded by a lot of vegetation, including stinging nettle.