Type: Trad, TR, 180 ft, 2 pitches
FA: James Crump
Page Views: 366 total · 9/month
Shared By: Dr Williams on Aug 4, 2015
Admins: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff

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Access Issue: Rule changes for pets and trail closures 30 minutes after sunset Details

Description

Start is to the left of Elastic Happiness and to the left of the big oak tree. First bolt is just over the initial overlap. It shares start with Amazing Gravy and Mexican Radio. Hard route with several bold run-outs. At the 2nd bolt, veer off to the right and follow the next three bolts and head up to finish on two top anchors. The route has several hard mantle moves. After reaching these anchors, you can rap down or you can do a second pitch of 5.7 climbing that moves up and to the left to two rap rings. Texas Radio shares anchors with several other routes on the Shield. There are no bolts between the top of the first pitch and these rap rings.

Location

The first route to the left of the big oak tree.

Protection

5 bolts and 2 anchors

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Dr Williams
AUSTIN, TX
  5.11c
Dr Williams   AUSTIN, TX
  5.11c
I understand 5.7 climbing is not bad but if you make a mistake or hit some wet lichen before you get to the anchor, you could fall 70 feet and easily hit the tree and or large flake for 6th Happiness down below. The likeliness of this happening is low but it definitely does happen. By the way, I am embarrassed to say so but it did happen to me on a damp morning the day after a rain. I am lucky to not have been hurt seriously but I fell 70 feet and hit the flake. So, I believe R is justified for all routes with a 35 foot runout regardless of how easy it is. I just want everyone to know what they are getting into before doing it. Nov 26, 2017