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Freshman Mountain

Texas > Enchanted Rock State…
Access Issue: Rule changes for pets and trail closures 30 minutes after sunset Details

Description

Freshman Mountain is the smallest of the three domes and sits midway between the Main Dome and Buzzards Roost. Like the Little Dome areas, Freshman Mountain does not see a lot of traffic (climbers or hikers). There are four climbing areas on the dome itself, all found on its southern and eastern sides. The Rock Clark Wall and South American Boulders are both located on the dome’s southern flanks. The Yellow Pages and Mirage Wall are on the eastern side. Also like the Little Dome areas, these climbs are all short, single pitch routes with the only bolted lines located in the South American Boulders. The South American Crack (5.8+) is the area’s premiere climb.

Getting There

The easiest way to the Freshman Mountain climbing areas is via the Loop Trail or Sandy Creek. Follow the trail or creek east until you reach the large group pavilion. From here, turn left and follow the Turkey Pass trail past the Frog Pond and Turkey Peak into the pass. The flanks of Freshman Mountain will be on your right. Scramble up the slabs and traverse around the south side to reach Rock Clark and the South American Boulders. Continue around the dome to reach the Yellow Pages and Mirage Wall.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 3
I Dropped The Ayatollah
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Nuevos Huevos
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 10
Viejos Huevos
Trad
V0 4
 1
Return to the Planet of the Proks
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 1
Less than Picturesque Arete
Boulder
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 2
Burning Down The House
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Amazon Boulder
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 1
Northeast Arete Right of Amazon…
TR
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 2
Welcome to Boot Camp
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
South American Crack
Trad
V0+ 4+
 2
Saguaro
Boulder
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Rotten Corner
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Rock Clark
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 1
Little Soldier
Sport, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 1
Northeast Arete Left of Amazon B…
TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 7
Mirage
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Ivy League
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 2
Hang On Motherfucker!
Trad
V0+ 4+
 2
The Good Book
Trad, Boulder
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a PG13
 1
Euskadi
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 2
El Carnival
TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 2
Dirty Deed
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 1
Clingwrap
Trad
V-easy 3
 1
Chalupa Taco Combo
Trad, Boulder
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Whimpy Crack
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
I Dropped The Ayatollah
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Nuevos Huevos
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Viejos Huevos
 10
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Return to the Planet of the…
 1
V0 4 Boulder
Less than Picturesque Arete
 1
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Burning Down The House
 2
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Amazon Boulder
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Northeast Arete Right of Am…
 1
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c TR
Welcome to Boot Camp
 2
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
South American Crack
 39
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Saguaro
 2
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Rotten Corner
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Rock Clark
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Little Soldier
 1
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Sport, TR
Northeast Arete Left of Ama…
 1
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a TR
Mirage
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Ivy League
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Hang On Motherfucker!
 2
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
The Good Book
 2
V0+ 4+ Trad, Boulder
Euskadi
 1
5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a PG13 Sport
El Carnival
 2
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c TR
Dirty Deed
 2
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Clingwrap
 1
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Chalupa Taco Combo
 1
V-easy 3 Trad, Boulder
Whimpy Crack
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad

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Freshman Mountain as viewed from the east on Buzzard's Roost (near Bush Crack).
[Hide Photo] Freshman Mountain as viewed from the east on Buzzard's Roost (near Bush Crack).

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Tommy G.
Killeen, Texas
[Hide Comment] Mirage Wall & Yellow Pages get summer shade starting late morning through the day. Aug 10, 2014