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5.8 Sanctuary Rock Climbing 

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Location: 30.2451, -97.7979 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Chance Copeland on Sep 29, 2011


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The 5.8 Sanctuary is an oft-overlooked small wall with just a few routes. The rock quality is excellent.

Its proximity to Seismic Wall makes it a good spot to check out if you find Seismic to be too busy.

Getting There 

Approach from Seismic Wall. To get to Seismic Wall, use the Loop 360 access trailhead. You may cross-reference the Seismic Wall page for more info on getting to the trailhead.

The trail will bring you down to the creek bed and Seismic should be visible across the bed. Cross over and turn right at Seismic Wall. Hike about 1/4 of a mile. 5.8 Sanctuary will be on your left and be forewarned that it is small and easy to miss. You will be looking for the big cave feature.

If you get about a half mile and haven't found it yet, turn back around. It's easier to find from that direction.

Climbing Season

For the Barton Creek Greenbelt area.

Weather station 3.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 5.8 Sanctuary

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 5.8 Sanctuary:
Swordfish   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 30'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Pointless Wonder

Pointless Wonder 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Texas : Barton Creek Greenbelt : 5.8 Sanctuary
A few yards right of the other routes here, there is a crack system. The larger crack on the left is, I would say, Class 4 and makes an easy way to get to the top and set topropes for the other routes. The thinner crack on the right is Pointless Wonder.Going to the effort to set up a TR for Pointless Wonder probably is pointless; it feels much easier than many other 5.4 routes I have climbed.However, it is a rare Greenbelt route that will take trad gear. Stoppers work pretty well on this one, an...[more]   Browse More Classics in Texas

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