Throne Rock Area Rock Climbing
Jacknife makes a great solo romp
Throne Rock is the name given to a collection of routes that ascend the large boulders on the right side of the main Echo Canyon area. There are two very good routes in the area Orient Express (5.9) and Jack Knife (5.5). The first boulder contains the Practice Slab, an easy top rope face. There are three routes on the boulder behind the Practice Slab (including Orient Express), while the large boulder leaning against the wall at the top of the purple climbers trail contains Jack Knife.
From the large boulders and information board at the base of the Echo Canyon trail, hike to the right until you find the purple climbers trail. Climb the trail until you see Motorboat Rock off to the left. Break right and follow the rock to the Throne Rock area. A little scrambling and boulder hopping is required to reach the climbs.
Weather station 5.0 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Throne Rock Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Throne Rock Area:
Hard Hands 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 30'
Featured Route For Throne Rock Area
Jack Knife 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a TX
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Jack Knife is the prominent cleft in the large boulder at the top of the purple climbers trail, just left of Orient Express. It is undoubtedly one of the best 5.5s in the park and provides the most direct access to Cave Crack on the wall above. Climb a short face to a low angle, right-angling hand/fist crack. The crack is a lot of fun, protects well, and has positive hand and fist jams all the way to the top. The crux is a slightly steeper section about two-thirds of the way to the top. T...[more] Browse More Classics in TX
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By Joshua Merriam
From: Boulder, CO
Jun 29, 2007
Three Easy Pitches:
my favorite outing at E-rock for continuous motion over stone.
Start with Practice slab - 5.6
Then do Jacknife - 5.5
finish with Cave Crack - 5.6
Scramble back down the Smorgasboard Ramp, rinse, repeat.