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Type: Sport, 90 ft, 3 pitches
FA: James Crump
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Shared By: Jtorres on Aug 29, 2012
Admins: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff

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Description

Classic multi-pitch sport route on chossy limestone. P1- first two moves are burly then mostly 5.8 to a seated belay in a cave. P2- traverse out right to an exposed 10c move on the roof and on to another seated belay in the shade. P3- sustained 11a climbing with burly moves on good enough holds. Stay left and up. Good exposure. Many aid here (goes 10c on aid) and ladders are sufficient. Rappel and enjoy the view.

Location

On Urban Assault Wall. Follow the bolts leading straight up to the cave. Rappel down and hike out.

Protection

Normal multi-pitch sport rack. Bring a couple of long slings for the P2 traverse. 60m rope minimum. The route is protected extremely well. Bring a helmet for the initial belay. You WILL send rock down on this route. It is possible to aid P3 with ladders.
Great climb, I left a video of almost every move, camera died right before the top though, but still it's great beta Feb 12, 2016
Definitely goes free. Not sure where the rumor started that this was awaiting a free ascent. I'm sure plenty of folks have onsighted this route. A fun and worthwhile adventure. Jan 31, 2016
BJB
Texas
 
BJB   Texas
 
This really is an incredible route. Not sure I have climbed anything quite like p2 anywhere.

Beware that if you do the whole route when the water is running, you are probably going to be rapping into the river.

If it has rained in the last few days, the last pitch is going to be wet at the end. Jan 24, 2015
Derek Strittmatter
Houston, Texas
Derek Strittmatter   Houston, Texas
I'm not sure when it was originally bolted, but according to the Austin Climbing book, the bolts were replaced in 2005. Nov 13, 2014
Benjamin Chapman
Small Town, USA
Benjamin Chapman   Small Town, USA
What's a Bonner Hand Jam?
Where is last of the bolt line? Aug 13, 2014
Ryan Levihn-Coon
Austin, Texas
  5.11c/d PG13
Ryan Levihn-Coon   Austin, Texas
  5.11c/d PG13
P3 is hard 5.11 sent free. Bonner hand jam in the crack last of the bolt-line. Good bolts near chossy chossy rock. Good new boots right next to bad ones.

Ladders not necessary for p3. You can pull on draws post the hardest move through bolt 2 of 4.

Chain at each belay. Make double sure your partner knows safe multi-pitch technique.

Hard moves on chossy, dusty rock off the deck to start the route. 5.11 something. Mar 21, 2014