Central Wall Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Malice Area at the Central Wall.
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The large wall on the west side of North Mountain. Scope it out as you drive into the park. The central wall is the section between Split Boulder and the huge corner with the tree in it.
Park near the warm-up boulder. Walk along rd.
Weather station 8.6 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Central Wall
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Central Wall:
Sea of Holes 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
R Sport, 2 pitches, 350'
Window Pain 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 150'
Banana Patch 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Featured Route For Central Wall
Malice In Bucketland 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Texas
: Hueco Tanks
: ... : Central Wall
Pretty good intro to the Hueco roped routes. Right off the Malice Boulder, jungle gym your way up big deep huecos to the first bolt (about 25' up), then move left and up the rounded arete past seven more bolts, working huecos and good edges. Head up and right at the last bolt to get to the two bolt anchor. There are some pretty good stretches between bolts on this route, so climb carefully!...[more] Browse More Classics in Texas
By Larry Earley
From: Los Alamos, NM
Nov 5, 2006
North Mountain is one of the greatest climbing areas in the country for the 5.9/10b climber. The 11s look great too but I can't say first hand. Leaders should be solid at trad since bolt routes are sporty not sport climbs. I have climber over 60 days on North Mountain and loved them all. There is not really a bad climb on the wall. Now that park has restrictions its a ghost town. Most climbers boulder so you can have North Mountain to yourself. Window Pain, Sea of Holes and Indescent Exposure all rate an honest Mega-classic rating.