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The Asylum is a tall formation separated from the main part of North Mountain by the lagoon "Laguna Prieta". The boulder problems are located on the backside of the formation away from the road. There are around 20 established problems here on four main boulders. The V-Obsession boulder, Theater of the Absurd, Asylum Crack and Stanage on Holiday.

Getting There 

From the front side parking area, where the gate and bathrooms are, follow a small valley through the boulders on a well established trail. You will pass several picnic areas en-route. The trail eventually turns right and the Asylum is the tall formation on your right, away from the main part of North Mountain.

Climbing Season

For the North Mountain area.

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Asylum:
Asylum Crack   V3 6A     Boulder, 25'   
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Asylum Crack

Asylum Crack V3 6A  TX : Hueco Tanks : ... : The Asylum
This great problem is kinda like an easier version of the mega-classic dragonfly. Longer and just as steep, this lacks the difficult footholds and challenging topout of dragonfly, allowing the moderate grade. This would be a classic if it wasn't so difficult not too hit your back, and take an unintentional rest on the boulder behind you half way up.Start low to the ground on good holds at the lower level. Lieback your way up, being careful not to dab on the boulder behind at the 10 foot mark....[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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