The Scepter is the globe-shaped (when seen from afar) high point on the northwest tip of West Mountain, at the top. From here, you overlook the dam and the desert to the west. It is more or less straight uphill from the Pit Roof, though the best access is via the gully on the west side, past The Natural Forest.
Hike south past the dam and around the toe of The Natural Forest, the first tall, unbroken buttress on the left (just) past the dam. A gully scramble just south of the buttress leads to a saddle atop the northwest tip of West Mountain.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Scepter:
Chewbacca V9-10 Boulder, 55 feet
Featured Route For The Scepter
Chewbacca climbs the middle of the iron stone on the north face of The Scepter, about 30 feet to climber's right of the eponymous crack line. The business is in the first 25/30 feet, and I'm not really sure how to rate it. As a boulder problem, sheer terror might add a V grade or two, so it could be as "easy" as V7 or as hard as V10.I did Chewbacca as a ground-up boulder problem, over two days, with crashpads and spotters. At one point, I climbed the easier (V3) corner to the right as a boulder/...[more] Browse More Classics in TX