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Texas Hold 'Em - 5.11c

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (2)
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure 5.00/5
  Rock Quality 4.50/5
  Scenery 5.00/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5


Start a ways upstream of Epi, at the base of the obvious left facing dihedral some ways right of Epi, below the Texas Tower. Follow the dihedral up to the big bushy ledge, then head right to the base of another dihedral. The next pitch takes you up and left to the base of the Panhandle Crack, the incredible splitter that splits the Tower. Once atop the tower, one pitch of the TT Connection deposits you at an anchor at the base of another dihedral. Up and right for the two crux pitches, then up and left through the big roof to the final anchor. Fix your rap line to the last anchor lest you not be able to retreat!

Descent Options:

Rap with two cords.

Submitted by: vegastradguy on 2009-10-24
Views: 1168
Route ID: 56266

2 Ascents Recorded

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  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2011-04-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Only to the top of Texas Tower

We had two groups of two, and we were moving slowly. We bailed after the 10d pitch put us on top of the tower.

Added: 2011-05-04

  Difficulty 5.12b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Rock Quality
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: stevecurtis on 2009-08-12 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars My best experience at red rocks

I've climbed perhaps 100 routes at rr, and this was the best. I thought it better than Cloud Tower.

First couple of pitches grubby, and then a really scary loose rock (hopefully it has fallen off). The next 7 pitches are fantastic- face, traverse, crack, flare (lots of flare). The last pitch, 800ft over the dirt, is a sandbag 30 ft roof starting good hands, ending thin hands. WOWW The first 11C crux is a real sandbag. The second 11C is 11C.

Added: 2009-08-12