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Middle Tower Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 930'
Location: 32.82093, -98.02742 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ryan Lauck on Sep 28, 2007  with updates from Chris Mendez
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Description 

Solid rock and decent climbs, but the approach makes this the least climbed area in the park.

To reach the anchors: lead climb the easy ledges on the northwest corner of the tower (lake side) which is nicely protected by four bolts. It's not labelled on the map but the bolts are easily spotted to the left of the ledges. It's much safer than the old way of reaching the anchors that involved crossing the sketchy tree branch.


On the topo at the park visitors center, these climbs are under the "Side Canyons" section.

Getting There 

Follow the trail from the parking lot down the stairs. Take a left at the fork. You'll pass a big tower on your right with a cave through it and the middle tower will be next on your right after passing a narrow canyon.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Middle Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Middle Tower:
Unnamed sport climb   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
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Featured Route For Middle Tower
Rock Climbing Photo: Krissy on the start of Easy Crack

Easy Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  Texas : Mineral Wells State Park : Middle Tower
Begins on a good layback and finishes with some great handjamming or laybacking depending on your climbing style....[more]   Browse More Classics in Texas

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By Stan Jones
From: Benbrook, TX
Sep 11, 2009
I prefer to access this tower via the 5.5 climb on the Lake end of the canyon between the two towers. It's only about 20 feet before you're on a ledge with an easy scramble. And no depending on a tree!
By Keith Reed
Apr 3, 2010
I agree the tree route across always scared me.
I use the lakeside approach which is in the gully getween the two towers(?) I can downclimb this in the rain.

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