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Center Wall is the area between News Wall and the Smorgasbord Area. The left side is marked by an overlap that starts just right of Pro Sweat (see the entry for News Wall) which arcs up and right (Chunky Tuna, 5.5). The right side is marked by a wide fissure that climbs up and right (Strawberry Jam, 5.3 - actually part of Smorgasbord). In between are a hand full of short, rarely climbed routes. Chunky Tuna and Mercy Street are the only two that start from the ground. The rest all require some easy scrambling to reach.
The easiest way to reach the climbs on the Center Wall is to head to the News Wall. From Echo Canyon, follow the wide hiking trail around the back side of the Main Dome until you reach the blue trail marker. Take the blue trail up to the base of the wall (directly below Sweat) and turn right. Follow the wall keeping an eye on the features above you. Good landmarks are the overlap that marks the start of Chunky Tuna, the top of the overlap (Caver's Nightmare), and a short dihedral with a pair of cracks high on the dome (Zig Zag and Slam Bam...). It's also possible to reach the climbs by following the wall from the Smorgasbord Area, but there's more bush whacking involved, and it's easy to get turned around in the maze of boulders below the wall.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Center Wall:
Zig Zag 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch
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Chunky Tuna 5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : ... : Center Wall
Chunky Tuna is located just to the right of Pro Sweat. This easy climb follows the long, arching overlap towards a headwall at the top. There is good protection (mainly small cams and stoppers) found all the way along the route. About two-thirds of the way up, you have to step over a small (4-6") flake. If there was a crux on the route, this was it. Continue up to the steep headwall with a slot to the right (Caver's Nightmare). There are no anchors on this route. ...[more] Browse More Classics in TX
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