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Motorboat Rock

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Army Route T,TR 
Bastard's Moan T 
Beginner's Bitch T 
Ben's Dilemma T,TR 
Can Opener T 
Corkscrew T,TR 
George of the Jungle S 
Motorboat T,TR 
Navy Route T,TR 
Shocker T 
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Motorboat Rock Rock Climbing 

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Location: 30.5063, -98.8215 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Oct 25, 2006

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Motorboat Rock is the large boulder that sits at the entrance of the Echo Canyon climbing area. There are a number of short climbs that range from 5.6 to 5.12 a/b X. Most have top anchors that can be accessed easily from a gully on the corner closest to Throne Rock. This area is very popular with guided groups and first time climbers. Expect it to be mobbed with ropes hanging off nearly every climb on busy days.

Getting There 

Motorboat is hard to miss. From the base of Echo Canyon, follow the purple climber’s trail up a set of steps. Motorboat Rock is the first formation at the top of the steps. Beginner’s Bitch is the first climb you encounter with the gully used to set up top ropes just to the right.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Motorboat Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Motorboat Rock:
Can Opener   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
Navy Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 35'   
Ben's Dilemma   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 35'   
Motorboat   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 40'   
Shocker   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 30'   
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