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Riven Rocks

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About Riven Rocks:

Located on the ridge opposite Second Mountain and Dictum, above Riven Rock Park on 33W, the Riven Rocks are a scattering of small faces and boulders from 15 to 25 feet in height, running east along the ridge from above the park to the prominent prow, at which the ridge and the river sweep south, and the rock quality declines rapidly. Hard to reach, a favorite haunt of hornets, snakes, and fire ants, generally heavily vegetated, very fun, gorgeous views, many fine small problems. First climb on by Mike Artz early in the 90s, later extensively explored and developed by Mike Gray and Melissa Wine, during the summer, fall, and winter of '92.
Nearest town or city: Rawley Springs
Directions: As stated above... Hard to reach. When the water is low (or in the summer when you won't care, anyways), the ridge can be accessed from Riven Rock Park, climbing to the crest and then following the faint game trail back south and east to the rocks. Another access is coming in from the Rawley Springs/Gum Run side, but a thorough knowledge of the area, as well as reference to a topo map and basic orienteering skills, are recommended for this approach... and it will still be a thrash, regardless.
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Camping: Free
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Quantity of Climbs: Month