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Routes in The Elephant's Head (& Hyperion Slab)

Aenea S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Amarillo By Morning S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Brachiation Dance S 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
Don't Mess With Muleshoe S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Endymion S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Goldline S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Hyperion S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Lonestar S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Poke Salad Annie S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pretty Good at Drinkin' Beer S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Skyline S 5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
Urban Cowboy S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Yellow Rose of Texas S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Chapman & Neal
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Oct 20, 2011
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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"Amarillo by Morning" ascends the steep wall 30 ft. left of "Endymion." To reach the base, traverse the low angle slab or scramble up between the low angle slab and the brush on the southwest side of the Elephant's Head to a sandy belay nook. Climb the low angle apron on knobs and inclusions. As the wall steepens a line of stellar, but spaced pockets appear along with cobbles and inclusions. Match hands in the pocket and throw for the deep pocket or pull the move statically. Pull through the bulge on awesome pockets and knobs. Continue up the lower angle slab and pockets to the anchor.


On the southwest face of the Elephant's Head (aka Hyperion Slab). 30 ft. left (west) of Endymion. Wander up the lower angle slab on the southwest side of Hyperion Slab to a sandy belay, where bushes and snags block further progress.


8 bolts & 2-ring Fixe anchor.
A great two star route. All the moves are there when you find them. Due to the sustain and overhanging nature, a warning to the leader, this might be harder then 5.10a/b. Enjoy Dec 19, 2011
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
"Amarillo by Morning" has an intricate sequence that makes onsighting difficult due to the steepness, shy pockets, and pumpy nature of the route. Dec 29, 2011
This is a tough little route! For shorter climbers, I think 10c is in order. I'd say solid mid-10 no matter what.

BAd Feb 2, 2015
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
im confused on how this got 3 stars. It was super chossy, i rained down little pebbles on my belay for the first 40 feet. Several of my foot placements I thought were good as the pebble was large and had chalk marks on it but they still crumbled as i put my full weight on them and then fell from the lost feet. I think i was on the right route, but maybe not??? it seemed obvious from the directions. May 27, 2017
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
  5.10b may have been lost. "Amarillo By Morning" is THE BOMB. Definitely solid and popular.
BAd's comments are typically spot on and he enjoyed it. Get your bearings and have another go. May 27, 2017
I'll remove my rating and trying finding it elsewhere. Must have been on the wrong thing. May 28, 2017

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