Located next to the caves this cliff offers quality (for the canyon) rock and quite a lot of potential for new routes. The cliff is about 45ft at its tallest and is about 30ft on average. Though primarily a trad and TR area, there is some bouldering potential along the right side.
After driving down the big hill, continue down the road past the stables. As the road starts to turn left turn right into the parking lot for the caves. Hike up a broken trail to the base of the Horseshoe Cliff.
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Three Blind Mice 5.9 PG13 TX : Palo Duro Canyon State Park : ... : Fairytale Wall
This is one of the oldest climbs in the canyon that I know of. Climb straight up the crack in the dihedral until it becomes overhanging (5.6). Make a bomber anchor in the roof, then traverse left under and clip the three old 1/4 leeper hangers, but don't expect them to do anything as the last two are spinners (crux). Make your way up to the top and belay off of the trees via a ton of webbing or cord. ...[more] Browse More Classics in TX