Elevation: 5,310 ft
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Description

Located in the bend of the Rio Grande, Big Bend National Park is located in west Texas and encompasses over 880,000 acres of land. One of the more remote parks in the lower 48, the area covers a wide arrange of environments - from desert to mountain to river. Much of the rock in the park is not congenial to climbing as much of consists of unstable igneous rock. However, there is climbing to be found and, in many cases, you may find that you and your party are the only souls for miles around.

Be aware that, if you do find yourself climbing in the park that the environment is harsh. The region is extremely arid and even on what seems to be a cooler winter day, the rock on exposed faces (as most are) is hot to the touch.

Getting There

As this is a remote park, you will first have to pick a jumping off point.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Big Bend National Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 7
Dorsal Fin
Boulder
V0 4
 5
Free Parking
Boulder
V0 4
 4
Grapevine
Boulder
V1- 5-
 7
Barefoot and shitfaced
Boulder
V2- 5+
 4
Crowd Pleaser
Boulder
V2 5+
 3
Big Man on Campus
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
30 Seconds To Mexico
Boulder
V2 5+
 3
Sun Ripe
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
El Jefe
Boulder
V3- 6A
 3
Black Box
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
Dust-in Tinaja
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Dorsal Fin Grapevine Hills… > Grapevine North > Parking Boulders
 7
V0 4 Boulder
Free Parking Grapevine Hills… > Grapevine North > Parking Boulders
 5
V0 4 Boulder
Grapevine Grapevine Hills… > Grapevine North > Grapevine Boulder
 4
V0 4 Boulder
Barefoot and shitfaced Santa Elena Canyon > Won't Kill You Boulder
 7
V1- 5- Boulder
Crowd Pleaser Grapevine Hills… > Grapevine North > Crowd Pleaser Boulder
 4
V2- 5+ Boulder
Big Man on Campus Santa Elena Canyon > Won't Kill You Boulder
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
30 Seconds To Mexico Santa Elena Canyon > Won't Kill You Boulder
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Sun Ripe Grapevine Hills… > Grapevine North > Ripe Boulders
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
El Jefe Grapevine Hills… > Grapevine North > Grapevine Boulder
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Black Box Grapevine Hills… > Grapevine North > Grapevine Boulder
 3
V3- 6A Boulder
Dust-in Tinaja Ernst Tinaja Ca… > Tinaja Boulder
 3
V3 6A Boulder
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