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East Spur  


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  • East Spur is accessed by Guided Tour Only
  • Some areas require a guide.

  • Description 

    A long ridge of rock that juts out from the back side of East mountain and tapers to a point. Separated from East Mountain by Tabloid pass. The East Spur has several good areas with many classic problems. Some of the main areas are,
    • The Maze which is usually quite crowded as there are possibly more problems here than any other area with guided access.
    • The Gunks where there are classics from V1 to V12 including The Vulgarian, Fight or Flight, New Religion, Windy Ass and The Full Monty.
    • Stableboy Rock which is a bit more secluded and has many nice harder problems, most of the good stuff is V8 and up.
    • The Sausage Factory which sits across from The Maze and has some fun problems in the V2-V4 range as well as one of the hardest V8's in the park, The Long Haul.
    • Another Problem of note is Mother of the Future which is a V9 roof crack above The Sausage Factory.

    The 45 Degree Wall which is closed is also part of the East Spur.

    Getting There 

    Guided tour access only.

    You typically park at campground overflow and walk around the back of East Mountain, through Tabloid Pass and then to your selected destination.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 7.7 miles from here

    41 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',4],['V4-5',13],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',15],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',2],['>=V14',0]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for East Spur:
    The Vulgarian   V2 5+     Boulder   The Gunks
    Fight or Flight   V4 6B     Boulder, 17'   The Gunks
    Slim Pickins   V5 6C     Boulder   The Maze
    Walrus in a Blender   V5 6C     Boulder   The Gunks
    Jingus Bells   V5 6C     Boulder   The Maze
    Jigsaw Puzzle   V5 6C     Boulder   The Maze
    That Hi-Pro Glow   V6 7A     Sport, Boulder, 12'   Stableboy Rock and Vicinity
    The Hunger Artist aka Alf in a Blender   V6 7A     Boulder   The Gunks
    New Religion   V7 7A+     Boulder   The Gunks
    New Religion Sit   V8 7B     Boulder, 12'   The Gunks
    Better Eat Your Wheaties   V8-9 7B+     Boulder   The Maze
    Purple Flowers (Les Fleurs Pourpes)   V9- 7C PG13     Boulder   Back of the Maze
    The Egg   V9 7C     Boulder, 15'   Back of the Maze
    Flower Power   V10-11 8A     Boulder, 25'   Back of the Maze
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    Featured Route For East Spur
    Dan Mirsky in the middle of the hard stuff.

    Better Eat Your Wheaties V8-9 7B+  TX : Hueco Tanks : ... : The Maze
    A classic crimp problem, Because of the nature of the holds this problem really is not all that height dependant.From the start side pull get your feet on, either a good right or both, or a high left depending on your preference. If you are small bury the left hand side pull, if big, crush it for all your worth. Reach or bump your way up to a sharp edge that is some what of a gaston. Move your feet around and reach the pinch right at the lip. From here there are several ways to finish, and the n...[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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