Elevation: 2,516 ft
GPS: 34.513, -118.403 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on May 26, 2011 with improvements by Erick Santos and 1 other
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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 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.

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 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.

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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.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 10
Deep in the Heart of Dixie
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Heart and Sole
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Heart
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Deep in the Heart of Dixie
 10
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport
Heart and Sole
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Heart
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
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