Mountain Project Logo

Areas in Back Country

Big Traverse Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Edge, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Growth, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Hard Wood 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Mothership, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6

Description

The least explored portion of Palo Duro Canyon, but possibly holds the most potential as far as bouldering goes. Majority of the rock quality is superb and the formations are spectacular.
Climbing Access Open - Keep a low profile. Details

Getting There

Apon entering the Canyon follow the road all the way past the 6th water crossing. You'll come to a portion of the road that continues to bend around the back of the canyon. Exit left into parking lot with metal horse stalls. There will be a tiny trail to your left that will go on for at least a mile and half, portions of it follow the small river. Once you hit the dry river bed take a left and follow it until you see a rock cairn. You'll know when you're there!

13 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Back Country Change
Type:  to 
Quality: Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
Empty
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

ATipton
Amarillo, Texas
ATipton   Amarillo, Texas
The bend in the road is between the 5th and 6th water crossings. Park at the backcountry/equestrian trailhead and take the trail that follows the main river. About a mile down you come across a 8ft wide dry river bed take this leftwards and you will start seeing the boulders to your right in no time at all. Theres a trail thats begins at a rock carin and winds throughout the boulders. This hike is very mild and should take around 20 mins. May 16, 2011

More About Back Country

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within Back Country (10)

Most Popular · Newest