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Description 

Indian Springs hosts a variety of different climbs. There is a lot of potential for new routes and most existing lines are easily top roped. There are several overhanging cracks that may even be in the 5.12 range.

Rock quality is generally great except for perhaps the last few feet.


Getting There 

Before the park road turns back to the right to make its loop, there is a long pullout on the right. Park here. From the pullout, look at the cliff to your left, and notice the spot with a high concentration of big cedar trees. This is Indian Springs.

Follow the trail taking left splits toward Indian Springs. You will eventually come to a gorge. Spanning this gorge is an old water pipeline on top of a steel girder. Either hike down and back up, or "scooch" yourself across the top of the girder. Once across, head nearly straight toward Indian Springs. You should come across a buried water tanker with a lid on it.
From here look up the slop and notice where the pipe is exposed all the way up to the Springs.
Follow the pipe as closely as you can up the ridge to Indian Springs and the base of the cliff.

N34 56.515 W101 38.136


Descent  

Option 1: hike west along the top of the cliff until you discover a 5th class downclimb.
Option 2: hike east along the top of the cliff until you find an easier downclimb.
Option 3: rappel off the tree with webbing (be prepared to leave your own webbing)


8 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Indian Springs:
Warpath   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Cherry Sours

Cherry Sours 5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c  TX : Palo Duro Canyon State Park : Indian Springs
Start at the two big pockets then work straight up. About half way up is the crux, which veers you about 3 feet to the right then keep going up. A couple moves later, you will hit loads of holds so just head straight to your anchor. Beware some holds are loose, dirty, and sketchy! I pulled a 1'x3'x5" chuck of rock off on my first move on another route on this wall. Most holds are fine but just keep a heads up.The crack to the right is easier than the face. You can climb the entire crack and ...[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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