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Acme Top Rope Wall S,TR 
Agua Negro S 
Before The Storm T,S 
Betty Does Brownsville S 
Bilbo Surfs Galveston S 
Brand X Top Rope Wall TR 
Hook 'em Horns S 
Itsy Bitsy Spider (climbed up the water spout) S 
Leather & Lace  S 
Middle Earth T 
Pain at the Pump S 
Pick Pocket  S 
Pocket Change S 
Rise and Shine S 
Sophie's Choice S 
Spider's Line S 
Unknown S 
Unknown 5.11a (a.k.a. the Booty Route) S 
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Before The Storm 

YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10b French: 6a+ Ewbanks: 19 UIAA: VII- ZA: 19 British: E2 5b [details]
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Submitted By: Benjamin Chapman on Jul 8, 2012

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A climber cruxing on "Before the Storm."

Location 

On the west face of the First Corridor. The route begins downhill from where the base of the canyon slopes sharply downward and uphill from the bush. "Before The Storm" is the 5th line of bolts from the gap between the Egg & the Hatchery, as of March 2013. It's a rope stretcher, but a 60 m rope will do.

Description 

"Before The Storm" is located in the First Corridor and is the fifth line of bolts on the west (left) side of the narrow shaded canyon formed by the Chicken & the Hatchery. "Before The Storm" begins with a high bolt, 15ft. above the ground and just downhill from where the base of the canyon slopes sharply downward, and uphill from the bush growing in the narrow portion of the canyon. Face climb up and over a bulge. Above the bulge the angle eases and numerous pockets lead up and slightly right to the top.

Protection 

9 bolts & chain anchors.


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Nearing the anchors on "Before the Storm.&quo...
Nearing the anchors on "Before the Storm.&quo...
A climber working the pockets midway up "Befo...
A climber working the pockets midway up "Befo...
A party ascending the upper reaches of "Befor...
A party ascending the upper reaches of "Befor...

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By Tim Moore
Aug 24, 2013

Definitely a very high first bolt and the crux is right at the bulgey part about a third of the way up. After that the route gets slightly easier although leading is rather exposed considering there are about 4 bolts over 50ish feet.
By Matt Van
From: California
Jun 5, 2014
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

One of the best at Texas. After pulling the slight bulge, romp to the top on AMAZING pockets. It's long, well bolted, and has great movement. Props to the developer(s) on this one!
By BAd
Feb 28, 2015
rating: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b

This route lived up to its reputation for great climbing. Appropriately, we climbed it before a storm moved in, clouds starting to fill the sky, the route coming in and out of shadow--beautiful! I was very thankful for a stick clip on the first bolt. The crux, as noted, is down low for obvious reasons, but the upper section will keep you thinking with fun, sustained 5.9 with enough extra space between bolts to make things a little more exciting. A great route!
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