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Water Wall and Lower Areas

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Aussie Avalanche T 
Black and Tan T 
Black Streak TR 
Burt Crack T 
Comales Tamale T 
Dirty Corner T 
Easy Gully T 
Gothic Pillar T 
Gunky Monkey T 
Lean Green Machine T 
Open Books T 
Pure Vida T,S 
Skewed Right Up T 
Take the Plunge T 
Tranquilo T,S 
Unknown S 
Yellow Wall T 

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The lower wall in Comales Canyon. The stream/river runs right by the base of the wall in places. West facing so a bit of afternoon sun, though the hang at the base stays shaded and some routes are shaded by trees. The wall is up to 100' tall and mostly lower angle with many easy to moderate mixed routes.

The first wall the the stream runs along also has a handful of routes on it as well as another wall further up stream from Water Wall.

Getting There 

The trail up the canyon heads away from the road not parallel to it. Hike up the canyon until you come to the second wall that the stream runs along the base of.

Climbing Season

For the Comales Canyon area.

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Water Wall and Lower Areas:
Take the Plunge   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Pure Vida   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 60'   
Open Books   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Comales Tamale   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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