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Description 

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.


Getting There 

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.


7 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',3],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Motorboat Rock:
Can Opener   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Navy Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 35'   
Ben's Dilemma   5.9- 5c 17 VI HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 35'   
Motorboat   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 40'   
Shocker   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a R     Trad, 30'   
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Ben trying hard not to swing off the laybacks on Shocker

Shocker 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : ... : Motorboat Rock
Some slabby face moves lead to a powerful undercling, then a BIG reach or deadpoint to the base of a beautiful, but short, arching fingercrack layback flake. This route got an X in the original guidebook, although the crux is pretty protectable. The techy smears in the upper half make it a pretty heady lead, though....[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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