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May 15, 2010
First climb after knee surgery
Just looking for info. I may be in the San Antonio area in the beginning of June and

a) is it even reasonable to climb there then and

b) I've seen some images of amazing looking cracks in the 5.10 range but is there not to miss cracks in the 5.11, 5.12 and even harder range.
chuck claude
From Flagstaff, Az
Joined Jul 24, 2006
269 points
May 15, 2010
Lots of fun things to do in the Hill Country of Texas... June is getting warm, but there is great DWS, and lots of the cracks are in the shade for good parts of the day. This will give you a feel...

Summer Bouldering at ERock in 1990
James Crump
Joined Dec 17, 2008
200 points
May 18, 2010
Check out the local site at erockonline.com. Do a search for the "must do routes" thread. I think you'll find what you're looking for there. In any case erockonline will be a better place to get beta for Enchanted Rock. Superclimber
Joined Mar 7, 2009
1,486 points
May 18, 2010
Better than James Crump? Preposterous. Tom Halicki
From Boulder, CO
Joined Jun 19, 2006
36 points
May 18, 2010
You stay away from mah pig!
chuck claude wrote:
Just looking for info. I may be in the San Antonio area in the beginning of June and a) is it even reasonable to climb there then and b) I've seen some images of amazing looking cracks in the 5.10 range but is there not to miss cracks in the 5.11, 5.12 and even harder range.


Hey Chuck, it will be getting hot by that point, but you would not miss out by just chasing the shade. In the higher range of cracks, E-rock is definitely lacking, especially compared to the large amount of classic handcracks. Many of the harder routes are better as either topropes or highball boulder problems as well; they're pretty short. Anyway, here are my favorites:

-Shocker 12a, slab to dyno to techy flake, all in about 35 feet
-Missing Link 12a, corner to hard crux to finger crack to dirty slab, but really good
-Whimpy Crack 11d, left leaning finger crack
-Ding Dongs and Taco Sauce, 11c excellent roof crack to fingers past the lip
-Shrike, 12b, HARD techy laybacking. Definitely the best hard line at E-rock
-Piranha, 11c, steep fist crack off the ground to easy, highball terrain. There is a slabby 12a fingercrack on the other side of this rock that I can't recall the name of.

Given what you climb, I think you'll really enjoy all these routes, even though they tend to be pretty short.
camhead
From Vandalia, Appalachia
Joined Jun 27, 2006
1,369 points
May 18, 2010
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E Rock is short. But sweet! phil broscovak
Joined Apr 27, 2002
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