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Routes in The First Corridor

Acme Top Rope Wall S,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Agua Negro S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Before The Storm T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Betty Does Brownsville S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bilbo Surfs Galveston S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Booty Route, The S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Brand X Top Rope Wall TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Holey Mole' S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Hook 'em Horns S 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the water spout) S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Leather & Lace S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Middle Earth S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Pain at the Pump S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Pocket Change S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Rise and Shine S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Sophie's Choice S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Spider's Line S 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Unknown S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Welcome to Texas Canyon T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 140 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Benjamin Chapman on Aug 20, 2012 with updates from davidhousky
Admins: jt512, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description [Suggest Change]

"Welcome to Texas Canyon" follows a left leaning line of bolts up a featured slab and pockets to a bulge. Four bolts protect the initial slab and bulge. Aim for a large polished grey cobble just above the bulge. Continue up left past three large inclusions and pockets which facilitate pulling through a series of three bulges with large, featured, inclusions and pockets. Six more bolts lead to an obvious crux, then a runout, but easy face to the anchor. Shares an anchor with "Tethys" & "Middle Earth," on the northwest shoulder of the Elephant's Head.

Location [Suggest Change]

Located left of "Aqua Negro" and "Itsy Bitsy Spider" on the east wall of the First Corridor. Begin down the slope 25 ft. left of "Aqua Negro." If you go downslope to the tree/bush you've gone ten feet too far.

Protection [Suggest Change]

12 bolts & an anchor with chains. A 60 meter JUST reaches the deck.
Above the chains another bolt leads to a chain anchor shared with "Tethys."
Two rappels are needed to get down from the summit.
Adam T.
San Diego, CA
Adam T.   San Diego, CA
Why is this listed as 'Trad?' Sounds like it is fully bolted. Mar 31, 2014
Has the bolting on this route changed? It's listed as sport now? Jul 18, 2016
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
  5.8+
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
  5.8+
JUST BECAUSE ITS BOLTED DOESN'T MAKE IT A SPORT ROUTE. Erik the bolting hasn't changed. Adam T. got an administrator to change the description to a sport route, because it's bolted. mountainproject.com/v/bolte… "Welcome to Texas Canyon" is bolted TRADITIONAL style and requires nothing but quickdraws for protection. Should one of those large cobbles snap off while you're between bolts, you're going for a long ride! The hardware was upgraded September 15, 2017. Jul 20, 2016
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
  5.8+
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
  5.8+
A chain anchor was recently added above the crux to create a single pitch route and facilitate a descent. A 60 meter rope JUST reaches the deck. Continuing up the route past the chain anchor passes one bolt to a chain anchor shared with "Tethys" and necessitates two rappels via the "Middle Earth" P1 anchor. Dec 24, 2017

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