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Elevation: 1,564 ft 477 m
GPS: 30.5063, -98.8215
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Motorboat Rock is the large boulder that sits at the entrance of the Echo Canyon climbing area. There are a number of short climbs that range from 5.6 to 5.12 a/b X. Most have top anchors that can be accessed easily from a gully on the corner closest to Throne Rock. This area is very popular with guided groups and first time climbers. Expect it to be mobbed with ropes hanging off nearly every climb on busy days.

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Motorboat is hard to miss. From the base of Echo Canyon, follow the purple climber’s trail up a set of steps. Motorboat Rock is the first formation at the top of the steps. Beginner’s Bitch is the first climb you encounter with the gully used to set up top ropes just to the right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Motorboat Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 66
Navy Route
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 83
Can Opener
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 43
Ben's Dilemma
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 44
Motorboat
Trad, TR
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 12
Shocker
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
George of the Jungle
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Navy Route
 66
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Can Opener
 83
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Ben's Dilemma
 43
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Motorboat
 44
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Shocker
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad
George of the Jungle
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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