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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'
Bloody Elbows 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad
Peapod Crack (aka Bloody Knees) 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Oxygen Debt 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
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Peapod Crack (aka Bloody Knees) 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a UT : Moab Area : ... : River Road Dihedrals
From the pullout for the River Road Dihedrals, this climb is easily located. It's the long acute corner with the wide crack. It starts off fairly steep but the angle rolls off toward the top. Slings can be spotted on the left face about 120' up.This climb is slightly harder than its neighbor Bloody Elbows. It's a pretty long and sustained pitch. There is some good hand jamming but if your wide crack technique is lacking (like mine), BRING BIG GEAR! Fun route.From the first set of anchors, ...[more] Browse More Classics in UT
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