Elevation: 593 ft
GPS: 31.136, -97.508 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Graham L on Dec 4, 2018
Admins: Hank Caylor, mattm, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff
Access Issue: As good as it gets in Texas Details

Description

Located just west of Temple Texas and 60 miles north of Austin, Lake Belton's waters are lined with miles and miles of steep limestone cliffs. The lake is well known for the bouldering area at Roger's Park, but is less known for the sport crags scattered around its shores. Development began in the early 1990s with legendary Texas climbers such as Jeff Jackson and Jack Mileski putting in lines at Miller Springs and Morgans Point and then continued from the late 90s through the early 2000s with the next generation of equippers discovering new crags like Cen Tex Cave and Beggars Tomb sprinkled around the lake. The style of the area is generally short and steep with a majority of the routes dialing in at the 5.12 to 5.13 range.Because the area caters to more advanced climbers and a formal guide was never published, Lake Belton's sport climbing faded into obscurity, but is starting to see new development and a renewed interest from the Texas climbing community. As more moderate routes become established and more beta is given to the general public on pages such as this, we may see Lake Belton rival the popularity of areas like Reimer's Ranch at some point in the future. Note that since some of these crags are near 30 years old and haven't had much attention over the decades, you will need to use your own judgement when trusting the hardware. There are a good number of routes at Miller Springs, Morgan's Point and Cen Tex Cave that were retro-bolted starting in 2013. Most crags can be accessed by foot/car, but there are a few that require a boat to get across the lake.

Getting There

From Austin, take I-35 north. Take exit 292 to TX-121 and turn left on TX-121 Loop. Turn left on Lake Road and continue until Farm to Market Road 2271. These directions will get you to the lake itself. See directions within the individual sub-areas to get to specific crags.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lake Belton

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 39
Que Lindo
Boulder
V1-2 5
 53
Jaws
Boulder
V2 5+
 22
Vile Betrayer
Boulder
V3 6A
 65
Abash
Boulder
V3 6A
 50
Abase
Boulder
V3 6A
 13
Slopes
Boulder
V4 6B
 46
The Reach Problem
Boulder
V5 6C
 34
Fire in the Belly
Boulder
V5 6C
 24
Zen
Boulder
V6 7A
 15
Sent
Boulder
V7- 7A+
 21
Dugout
Boulder
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Mikey's Warm Up
Sport
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
 3
Being & Time
Sport
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 5
The Sky That Refuses To Die
Sport
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a
 4
Señor Muerte
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Que Lindo Rogers Park > Little New Wall
 39
V1 5 Boulder
Jaws Rogers Park > Little Cave
 53
V1-2 5 Boulder
Vile Betrayer Rogers Park > Billiards Wall
 22
V2 5+ Boulder
Abash Rogers Park > Abase Wall
 65
V3 6A Boulder
Abase Rogers Park > Abase Wall
 50
V3 6A Boulder
Slopes Rogers Park > Hog's Back Caves
 13
V3 6A Boulder
The Reach Problem Rogers Park > Pit(Aka Trash Can Wall)
 46
V4 6B Boulder
Fire in the Belly Rogers Park > Little New Wall
 34
V5 6C Boulder
Zen Rogers Park > Pit(Aka Trash Can Wall)
 24
V5 6C Boulder
Sent Rogers Park > Hog's Back Caves
 15
V6 7A Boulder
Dugout Rogers Park > Dead Dogs Wall
 21
V7- 7A+ Boulder
Mikey's Warm Up Morgan's Point
 15
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Being & Time Centex Sportsman Cave
 3
5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c Sport
The Sky That Refuses To Die Centex Sportsman Cave
 5
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Sport
Señor Muerte Centex Sportsman Cave
 4
5.14a 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a Sport
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