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Routes in Temple of Ishtar

Cross Your Heart S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Deep in the Heart of Dixie S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Family Therapy S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Heart S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Heart and Sole S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Korean Route, The S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Mad Hatter S 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
Vestal Virgin S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a

Description

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 Canyon. 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.

Getting There

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 Canyon 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Temple of Ishtar

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Deep in the Heart of Dixie
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Heart and Sole
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Deep in the Heart of Dixie
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Heart and Sole
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
The Babylonian goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex. She's rock hard and impressive, just like the Temple of Ishtar formation. Impressive. This formation will likely change names, to the "Ten Gallon Hat," in the rumored future guidebook to a Texas Canyon. Jan 6, 2014
Spider Savage
Los Angeles, ID
Spider Savage   Los Angeles, ID
Why this formation is named "Temple of Ishtar"

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ishtar Dec 17, 2013

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