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River Wall

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About River Wall:

This great little crag sits immediately below the Buttonrock Resevior spillway and is packed with stellar sport and trad routes. Walk down the road from the gate passing a toilet on the right. Your first visit continue up the road as it crosses the river and get a perfect view of all the lines. To access the steep lines New Horizon through Pocket Hercules walk down to the river and cross on rocks just below the spillway to the left side of the cliff base. This access might be impassible during high river (May through July?). During very low water it is sometimes possible (sandels, barfoot and-or poles help) to access the pedestal at the base of Escape from Alcatraz. For all of the lines right of Pocket Hercules, starting with Red Neck Hero and Escape from Alcatraz approach via a steep path up a short sandy hill behind the toilet. This approach involves a short bouldery approach on large positive yet slick holds just above the water. It is also possible to climb the hillside right of the road prior to the toilet to access the top of the cliff. There are also a couple of lines to the right of the bouldering approach, such as Pooh's Corner. The climbs range from super technical 'slab' routes such as Introducing Meteor Dad (10d) and Le Diamant E'ternal (13a/b) to pumpy overhanging face climbs like Escape from Alcatraz (11b/c), Red Neck Hero (12a) and Brother from Another Planet (13b) to steep cracks with both jamming and edges like Pocket Hercules (11d), Neurosurgeon (12a) and Lost Horizon (14a). Many of the lines can be set up on toprope if desired - take care! An excellant place to spend the day cranking!
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Rock Type: Metamorphic
Type of Climbing: Sport/Trad
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SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Arresting Arete 5.10d 1
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Big Big Monkey Man 5.12b 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Big Gunky Man 5.12a 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Brother from Another Planet 5.13b 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Escape from Alcatraz 5.11b 1
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Introducing Meteor Dad 5.10d 3
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Le Diamant E'ternal 5.13b 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Lost Horizon 5.14a 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Neurosurgeon 5.12a 1
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 New Horizon 5.12d 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Pocket Hercules 5.11d 0
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 Pooh Corner 5.8 0
1 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Red Neck Hero 5.12a 2
1 Average Rating = 0.00/5 The Box 5.7 1