BETA PHOTO: Indian Springs approach.
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.
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
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)
Weather station 16.0 miles from here
8 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Warpath 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'
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Another great canyon climb. The rock quality of this route is superb. (until the very top at least). The crack ranges from big hands to off width and is an excellent test piece for a variety of crack climbing skills. Access the lower ramp by either climbing straight up the leftmost crack, or start on the right and traverse over. Continue up the crack in the dihedral to the top. At the top, either top out by climbing the choss straight up, or traverse right.Perhaps the best option would be to pre...[more] Browse More Classics in TX
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