Elevation: 1,578 ft
GPS: 30.506, -98.821 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Steve Marr on Oct 25, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Hank Caylor, mattm, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff
Access Issue: Rule changes for pets and trail closures 30 minutes after sunset Details

Description

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.

Getting There

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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Classic Climbing Routes at Triple Cracks Sanctuary

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
Upper Grass Crack
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 106
Middle Crack
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 104
Owl Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 39
Becky's Crack
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 57
Grass Crack
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Grass Crack Direct
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Upper Grass Crack
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Middle Crack
 106
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Owl Crack
 104
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Becky's Crack
 39
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Grass Crack
 57
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Grass Crack Direct
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a TR
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