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Motorboat Rock is the large boulder that sits at the entrance of the Echo Canyon climbing area. There are a number of short climbs that range from 5.6 to 5.12 a/b X. Most have top anchors that can be accessed easily from a gully on the corner closest to Throne Rock. This area is very popular with guided groups and first time climbers. Expect it to be mobbed with ropes hanging off nearly every climb on busy days.
Motorboat is hard to miss. From the base of Echo Canyon, follow the purple climberís trail up a set of steps. Motorboat Rock is the first formation at the top of the steps. Beginnerís Bitch is the first climb you encounter with the gully used to set up top ropes just to the right.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Motorboat Rock:
Can Opener 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
Navy Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 35'
Ben's Dilemma 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, TR, 35'
Motorboat 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR, 40'
Shocker 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad, 30'
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Motorboat 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : ... : Motorboat Rock
This is a beautiful arching crack. Good hand jams to start. The dihedral very quickly forces you into powerful stemming. Fist jams through the middle. The crux is toward the top of the vertical crack when it widens and the dihedral constricts to force you out of it. The flake behind your head is a great spot for your otherwise useless left hand....[more] Browse More Classics in TX
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