Mountain Project Logo
To save paper & ink, use the [Hide] controls next to photos and comments so you only print what you need.

Navy Route

5.7+, Trad, TR, 35 ft,  Avg: 2.1 from 46 votes
FA: unknown
Texas > Enchanted Rock… > Echo Canyon > Motorboat Rock
Access Issue: Rule changes for pets and trail closures 30 minutes after sunset Details

Description

The slab and undercling at the start is the crux of the route. After that, everything is a cruise. A little crumbly at the top.

Location

To the right of Shocker on the West side of Motorboat Rock. The obvious right leaning crack.

Protection

Great Pro, medium sizes. Boulders up top for anchors.

Photos [Hide ALL Photos]

Overview of Navy Route
[Hide Photo] Overview of Navy Route
Following the crack just above the base of the route.
[Hide Photo] Following the crack just above the base of the route.

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

litld01
san antonio tx
  5.8 PG13
[Hide Comment] can walk around right side scramble up top to set up top rope Jan 23, 2011
Superclimber
  5.6
[Hide Comment] Chossy near the top. Feb 6, 2014
BigFeet
Texas
 
[Hide Comment] Very crumbly at and near the top of the climb - be aware when topping out or setting top rope anchor.

For me, the start of the climb is the hardest part of this route. Until you are able to stem the right flake an under cling at the crack will work while smearing the slab. Once you reach the tip of the flake to the right there are good holds and there are plenty of sections to place pro if not top rope climbing.

I top rope climbed this route. Slipped off the start and swung into the rock. Be aware if top rope climbing that the anchor placement will cause a pendulum swing from left at the crack towards the right and into the rock.

Have fun! Climb safe and double check yourself! :) Jul 13, 2014
Jake Cantu
  5.8
[Hide Comment] Really not worth the effort. You do a couple of moves and then the climb is basically over. Not a very fun route and there are more fun things worth the time in the area. Apr 24, 2016
Michael S
Dallas, Tx
 
[Hide Comment] Just an Ok little climb that ends almost as soon as you get started. No anchors on top, must rig some cordelette, ect . Can be started from the slope on the left or the big crack on the right. (Makes it more fun I think) Watch out if staring from the left side, if you fall early you can pendulum into the rocks on the right side depending on where you set your anchor. May 7, 2019