The Elephant's Head (& Hyperion Slab) Rock Climbing
Sometime over the long hot summer this memorial an...
The Elephant's Head is the 1st rock formation encountered on the approach to Texas Canyon and by far the largest. This formation is easily distinguished, from the trail, by the large caves on its east face and its huge slabby south face, Hyperion Slab. The majority of the longer climbs at Texas Canyon are located on the south and west faces of the Elephant's Head. The Pangea Wall lies on the north face. Its west face forms the east wall of the First Corridor. The formation is about 200 ft. high.
From the parking area on the west side of the road, walk up the road past the locked white gate. When the crag comes into sight, look for a trail on the right that diagonals down to the right. Continue following the dirt track downhill and skirt the large formation with the caves to the left. Hyperion Slab is the huge slab on the south side of the formation, with the roof or overhang on the lower portion.
Weather station 5.2 miles from here
14 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Elephant's Head (& Hyperion Slab)
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Elephant's Head (& Hyperion Slab):
Hyperion 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Aenea 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Endymion 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 2 pitches, 200'
Featured Route For The Elephant's Head (& Hyperion Slab)
Amarillo By Morning 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b CA
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"Amarillo by Morning" ascends the steep wall 30 ft. left of "Endymion." To reach the base, traverse the low angle slab or scramble up between the low angle slab and the brush on the southwest side of The Chicken to a sandy belay nook. Climb the low angle apron on knobs and inclusions. As the wall steepens a line of stellar, but spaced pockets appear along with cobbles and inclusions. Pull the bulge on awesome pockets and knobs. Continue up the lower angle slab and pockets to the anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Texas Canyon from the southeast.
The hardware on "Endymion."
Looking down the first pitch of Goldline. After t...
Late afternoon descending on the Elephant Head.
On the Hyperion Slab pulling on Sexy Tractor.
Climbers using the lower slab of Hyperion Slab to ...
Enjoying warm sunny rock on The Chicken/Hyperion S...
Climbing "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy."
Flourishing vegetation at the base of Hyperion Sla...
A GoPro found positioned at the base of Hyperion S...
A prime example of "parallel play" on th...
On the slab below the roof of the lower portion of...
Eddie leading on the slab at Texas Canyon
Climbers vying for routes on the Hyperion Slab.
A party in the making on the summit of the Elephan...
Soil erosion at the base of Hyperion Slab after so...
A climber in creative pose on the summit of the El...
There are several new lines on the east face of th...
Sunset from Hyperion Slab/Elephant's Head.
Kids playing at the base of Hyperion Slab.
Hyperion Slab from the southwest.
BETA PHOTO: The south facing "Hyperion Slab" at Texa...
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