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+ Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70 feet
ker-THUD! 5.9 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60 feet
Bloody Elbows 5.9 Trad
Peapod Crack (aka Bloody Knees) 5.9 Trad, 1 pitch, 120 feet
Oxygen Debt 5.11+ Trad, 1 pitch, 70 feet
Featured Route For River Road Dihedrals
Root Canal 5.8+ UT : Moab Area : ... : River Road Dihedrals
Obvious chimney on Molar Tower left of the main Dihedral Routes. Great route with classic photo opportunities. Face opposite bolts and sub summit is still a little crumbly, but will clean up with future ascents. Can be done in one pitch, but recommend two pitches belaying from stance on sub summit. Crux move is a lunge from sub summit to the main summit. 5.8 crux can go as an A0 move or escape from sub summit anchor if needed. Please leave all fixed hardware. This is a great route for anyone w...[more] Browse More Classics in UT