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Sorenson Point Rock Climbing 

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Sorenson Point is the most prominent wall in the canyon. The trail to the top is one of my favorite hikes in the canyon. Rock quality on Sorenson is on par with the rest of the canyon, but there are many climbs to be had. There is lots of bouldering potential on the approach and the cliff band on the left side of Sorenson. Just last week there was chalk on at least two boulder problems. There are many cracks for bouldering and tr/trad on Sorenson.

Getting There 

Park on the pullout immediately past the first water crossing.
Cross the road and follow the well worn trail up to the top of Sorenson.

From your car to the top of Sorenson is about a 7-15min hike.

Climbing Season

For the Palo Duro Canyon State Park area.

Weather station 14.2 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Sorenson Point

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sorenson Point:
Easy Does It   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Sorenson Main Wall
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Featured Route For Sorenson Point
Rock Climbing Photo: "Skinned elbow"

Skinned elbow 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  Texas : Palo Duro Canyon State Park : ... : Sorenson Main Wall
Super fun route, crux starts at the second crack above the broken section. Strenuous climbing for 5-10 feet until some nice hand holds help you finish...[more]   Browse More Classics in Texas

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By Web Brunsteter
May 26, 2016
Just a note about the trail:

The well worn path will follow the road south (and not to the crag). The trail up to Sorenson Pt is a left turn off this trail a few yards from the trailhead/water crossing. This trail has plenty of cacti and disappears into a scramble as you approach the obvious climbs.
By Jason Hamilton
Sep 5, 2017
Fun place that's in the shade until late afternoon. The trail is a little longer way as you have to go around the creek and cross over at some point. We found it shorter and quicker to hike close to the 1st water crossing and about 30 yards back from the road there's a water drainage trail off to the right that will lead you up to where you're on the correct side of creek and Sorenson in front of you. Don't know about the 7-15 min hike to get to the top, all the times I went its more like 45 min to an hour but I also have the family when we go.

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