Temple of Ishtar Rock Climbing
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The Temple of Ishtar is the second largest of the formations at Texas Canyon and the western most major formation at Texas Canyon. The Temple of Ishtar is a two minute walk over the ridge and down the hill, to the west, from the base of The Chicken (Hyperion Slab) and the southern entrance to the First Corridor. While the Temple of Ishtar appears low angle and slabby from the east, the west and southwest faces offer bolted routes on steep knobby walls.
From the parking area, walk up the dirt road past the white gate for ~ 100 yds until the crag comes into view. Take the trail, on the right, that diagonals down toward the large formation with the caves on its east face. Skirt the large formation with the caves, to the left (south). Once the trail levels off continue west around the southern end of the huge slab and past the opening to the First Corridor and over the ridge to the west. The large slabby formation furthest south is the Temple of Ishtar. Continue downhill along the southern edge of Temple of Ishtar's southwest face. The climbs are on the face to the right.
Classic Climbing Routes at Temple of Ishtar
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