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Location: 34.982, -101.6693 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: ATipton on Jul 2, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: This is the sign at the trailhead.

Climbing Access Open - Keep a low profile. MORE INFO >>>


Boulders from house sized to car sized litter this dry wash. Two concentrations of boulders on the way up exsist with the second being the bigger. Most rock needs alot of cleaning from years of neglect and abuse from old floods. Lots of first ascents await here just be careful of your actions and please respect the area.

Getting There 

After driving down the huge hill down into the canyon, pull into the first parking lot on your left. This is extra parking for the ampitheatre and could be full when performances occur. Walk down the Nature trail at the NE corner of the parking lot. You will then cross the river and take an immediate left into a dry wash. Half a mile up is your first concentration of boulders and half a mile after that is the second which is just under the cliffs. The cliffs could offer some nice rope climbing as well.

PS - A very cool slot cliff area is located at the very end of the wash on top of the cliffs where a fixed rope is from former hikers. It also was inspiration in the naming of the area.

Climbing Season

For the Palo Duro Canyon State Park area.

Weather station 14.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Gutter

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Gutter:
Figure 12   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 15'   Lower Gutter : Big J Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: Beta photo depicting the problem.

The Two Fingered Foxtrot V3 6A  Texas : Palo Duro Canyon State Park : ... : Big Boulder Number 2
Start from a sit, use the two slot jugs to move up to the big ledge, climb right through the two pockets to a big move for the lip and top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in Texas

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