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The least explored portion of Palo Duro Canyon, but possibly holds the most potential as far as bouldering goes. Majority of the rock quality is superb and the formations are spectacular.

Getting There 

Apon entering the Canyon follow the road all the way past the 6th water crossing. You'll come to a portion of the road that continues to bend around the back of the canyon. Exit left into parking lot with metal horse stalls. There will be a tiny trail to your left that will go on for at least a mile and half, portions of it follow the small river. Once you hit the dry river bed take a left and follow it until you see a rock cairn. You'll know when you're there!

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For the Palo Duro Canyon State Park area.

Weather station 16.9 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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The Rebirth V6-7 7A+  Texas : Palo Duro Canyon State Park : ... : Hard Wood
Starts far left on small crimpy rail, right move into pocket, heel hook rail. Left move to small crimp and cross over right into nice slot. Toe hook pocket and set up for large dynamic move to a tiny crimp/ knob (crux 1). Walk feet left and fall right into shallow crimp. Cross over into two crimps and set up for another huge dynamic move to slopper (crux 2), top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in Texas

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By ATipton
From: Amarillo, Texas
May 16, 2011
The bend in the road is between the 5th and 6th water crossings. Park at the backcountry/equestrian trailhead and take the trail that follows the main river. About a mile down you come across a 8ft wide dry river bed take this leftwards and you will start seeing the boulders to your right in no time at all. Theres a trail thats begins at a rock carin and winds throughout the boulders. This hike is very mild and should take around 20 mins.

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