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Axis Mundi Roof (AKA The Roof) 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Injury Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 14
Project Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Scrunchy Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Spacefarm 0 / 0 / 0 / 21 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Warm-Up Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Elevation: 563 ft
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McKinney Falls is located in southeast Austin. The climbing here consists of short, relentless and steep boulder problems. Powerful and pockety.

Getting There…

Heading South on I-35 exit William Cannon and head east until you dead end into McKinney Falls Pkwy go left and then take another left into the park. Pay at the booth and take your first right, go to the end and park. There's a trail that leads to a opening - walk across the limestone slab to the left. Once at the edge look for the oak tree to get down.


A current breakdown of the fees can be found on the McKinney Falls State Park site. As of October 2008, the fees are :

  • A day pass to the area for those 13 and older is $4.
  • Walk-in tent site - $12.
  • Sites with electric and water -$16

For more details, check out the TPWD site.

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Dallas R
Traveling the USA
Dallas R   Traveling the USA
Day use fee is now $6 per person. When the front gate closes use the self pay station at the front gate. Not free after 5. There is a night patrol. The 11/30/13 flood has left a lot of debris. The map point shows Onion Trail not the bouldering area but the location description is accurate. There are usually maps at the self pay station that clearly mark the bouldering area but not the routes. Nov 23, 2013
pete George
Houston, TX
pete George   Houston, TX
Anybody have decent directions to the Mill Creek(?) area in Mckinney, tried to find it last time I was out there was told to downclimb near a cement picnic table, found a table scrambled down to find an extremely overgrown cliff band, the ground was covered with old logs Nov 11, 2014
Due to heavy rains followed by flooding in May 2015 and October 2015, many trees have fallen along the bluff and obstructed the trail/landing zone for many of the problems here. This gives certain problems dangerous landings but more importantly makes them quite prone to tree-dabbing. Most of injury wall, some of porcelain doll wall, and the project (born to drag) wall are still climb-able, but will require some attention before being fully cleared. Also the problem Supernugget is super soaked all of the time. Jan 6, 2016
Danny Androos
Austin, TX
Danny Androos   Austin, TX
There's an easier way to access the bouldering area if you go past the access tree and enter at the far end of the roof. Mar 26, 2018
Danny Androos
Austin, TX
Danny Androos   Austin, TX
Wall "Flavors"
The Roof: Really hard projects
Scrunchy: Short, intense V2s-V4s
Injury: Lots of dynos of varying difficulty (hence the name)
Warm-Up: Shitty warmups + The Prow
Spacefarm: Great selection of moderate to advanced problems + variations
Project: Go for The Boulder, stay for Born to Drag/Drag Queen Mar 26, 2018

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