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The Triple Cracks Sanctuary is located on the left side of the Echo Canyon area. It is home to the best concentration of moderate crack climbs in the park. It is also well shaded, making it a good summer destination. The climbs are deservedly popular, and the area is small, so expect crowds when there are a lot of climbers in the park. Owl Crack (5.8+) and Middle Crack (5.8) are the two highlights. The Triple Cracks area also provides the easiest path to the Smorgasbord Area - a small slot behind Grass Crack.
From the base of Echo Canyon, hike up the green climbers' trail. The trail will take you to an opening between Table Top and Rappeller's Rock. Continue through this opening to a wall with three roughly parallel cracks in it.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Triple Cracks Sanctuary:
Upper Grass Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch
Middle Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Owl Crack 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Becky's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Grass Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
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Upper Grass Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : ... : Triple Cracks Sanctuary
Upper Grass Crack is located to the left of the Triple Cracks. Look for a thin flake that climbs up and left. The thin finger crack directly below the flake is Grass Crack (5.10). To reach Upper Grass Crack, climb the chimney to the left of the finger crack to an adjacent boulder. From the boulder, reach up into the Grass Crack flake, and work your feet onto the face. Continue up the flake until it merges into the wall. Transition right and continue up the face. Rap off the anchors at the...[more] Browse More Classics in TX
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