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Exit into the light
Once inside the cave, a stupendous hand and fist crack beckons you up into the light.
Traffic and weather have smoothed the ordinarily rough granite. And the sheltered nature protects you from the Texas heat.
Navigate around the lip of the roof and continue to the treeline for a magnificent pitch.
Not to be missed, one of the best routes in the park.
Finding this route could be problematic for a newcomer to Enchanted rock. either:
-locate Jacknife and climb to it's summit.
then rap down into the bowl (or downclimb around to the right)
and scoot underneath into the cave
-or, (trickier) navigate through the piles of boulders and caves to reach it from underneath.
Medium to large cams
|By Keith Earley|
From: Boulder, Colorado
Jun 1, 2011
There was a stuck #3 camalot in pretty good condition when I was there 5/28/11 that I tried to remove with my nut tool to no avail. Booty for someone patient enough, I guess.
Jan 29, 2013
Save some larger gear (#4?) for once you get out of the cave, although it is super moderate at that point and I think most people run it out to the tree.
The best way for someone to TR this route would be to second the leader and clean their gear as it is well over half a rope to the tree.
|By David Mills|
From: Spring, Texas
Jan 31, 2013
Really awesome route. Downclimb back of Jackknife and go through the little hole in the wall, really an awesome spot for a climb. Yeah if you don't have any wide gear you're running it out for a while, it's pretty low-angle and moderate up at the top. Could walk off right or scramble up and left to Orange Peel anchors. And it is definitely easier then 5.7