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The Asylum

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The Asylum  


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Submitted By: DisturbingThePeace on Feb 19, 2009
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Description 

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



Weather station 8.5 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',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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Featured Route For The Asylum
Tcamillieri on Theatre of the Absurd.

Theatre of the Absurd V10 7C+ PG13  TX : Hueco Tanks : ... : The Asylum
Where isn't the crux? Sustained V8 climbing the separates nicely into two distinct boulder problems. Begin way back in the cave on a sidepull sloping jug and make your way through slopey compression jugs using kneebars, bicycles, and toe hooks to get to a jug that is hard to match. Bust out left to a crimp and a then a good sloper and get established on the lip. After getting to the jug your can drop off or do a chossy highball finish that is about V2 (hence the PG13 grade).Two stars for coo...[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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