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Big Traverse Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Please DON'T climb on this boulder as there is native american artwork on the lower left of the wall.

The big boulder located just off the main backcountry trail

Getting There 

From the riverbed mentioned in the main directions take the first main trail and follow it for 5-10 minutes until you see the boulder to your left.

Climbing Season

For the Palo Duro Canyon State Park area.

Weather station 16.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Please DON'T climb this boulder problem as there is native american artwork on the lower left of the wall.Start at the chest high jug in the middle of the traverse; problem goes straight up using the big holes at the base of the roof and the small jug in the middle of the roof....[more]   Browse More Classics in Texas

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By Jeremy Bauman
From: Lakewood, CO
Mar 9, 2012
I don't think the park approves of climbing this boulder and anyone caught climbing it might get in trouble. I vote that we should take it off of the sight.
By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From: ABQ, NM
Mar 13, 2012
Can I ask, why? It can be made to go away or I could add an access note.
Apr 4, 2012
I added the boulder and I am for removing it from mtn proj however I no longer can due to comments. I don't think we should advocate for closure of this boulder however since both routes can be climbed without any disturbance of the drawing. Of course, under no circumstances should the drawings ever be touched but it is absolutely a non issue for these climbs. As with all climbs in the canyon we just need to be smart and it would be good to avoid these climbs while people are taking horses on the equestrian trail during busy weekends. If anyone can remove it from mtn proj lets do it and keep a low profile without having to outright shut down a good boulder

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