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With a very short approach, there are a handful of routes here. This is a great spot for intermediate climbing. It is north facing, so it's in the shade and the approach is easy. There are also more 1 pitch free climbing routes .5 miles up the road on the Anasazi Buttress. The River Road offers miles of opportunity for new routes (on both sides) from the 1 to 4 pitch range if you're ambitious, and in recent years, the new routes keep sprouting up (in the side canyons too).
The River Road Dihedrals are located almost 3 miles up the River Road from the Hwy 191 turnoff near the Colorado River crossing. They are located just right of a canyon mouth, and a huge pillar with a spectacular and vicious splitter is located above the River Road Dihedral climbs. There is parking directly across the road from the climbs. Just up the road is the mouth of Negro Bill Canyon, and there are usually many cars and mountain bikers as the Porcupine Rim mountain bike trail exits here.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for River Road Dihedrals:
Root Canal 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
ker-THUD! 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
Peapod Crack (aka Bloody Knees) 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Bloody Elbows 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad
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ker-THUD! 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a UT : Moab Area : ... : River Road Dihedrals
This route is a great moderate warm-up at the dihedrals! Start right behind the tower, directly below two bolts. Climb up and bust right after the second bolt to a small ledge. There is a small pod in the ledge that takes a grey alien nicely, a 0.75 Camalot or (even better) a 1.5 Friend fits in the flare above this. Follow the ledge to the shallow right facing dihedral. A #0 C3 or stopper fits nicely in the first pod. Get a good piece then stem and lieback your way through several more pod...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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