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Hueco Point (Closed)

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  • Description 

    This is a cliff with tire sized huecos. Unlike some of the other sandstone cliffs at the canyon that have broken down in the sun, Hueco's sand stone is generally hard. It offers some excellent (for the canyon) climbs from 5.7 to about 5.11. A few of the routes go trad, while the rest can easily be top roped via trees at the top.
    This is also the most popular sport rappelling location in the canyon so don't be surprised if you are not alone. If there are rappelers there you should still be able to TR the The Dihedral Crack until they leave.

    Getting There 

    At the moment, and in the foreseeable future, this area is closed. Please refrain from climbing on this cliff. It's mostly choss anyway. I have been informed by a friend that the State Park is giving tickets to everyone who is caught climbing here as the area is on private property and the landowner has voiced their complaints. Don't climb here; we want to maintain a positive relationship with State Park.

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    Weather station 12.3 miles from here

    4 Total Routes

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


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    Sandy sandwich

    Sandy Sandwich 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  TX : Palo Duro Canyon State Park : Hueco Point (Closed)
    This is my second favorite trad line in the canyon. Note, a fall off the start could pull you and your belayer off the ledge so it is a good idea to set up a belay anchor. The 5.9 grading is pretty stiff and should not be taken lightly. Though the rock here is pretty solid it is still soft sandstone and a fall could very likely pull gear. Make sure you are very confident at the grade before attempting. Follow the crack up and left (crux) under an overhang then climb through a keyhole at the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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    By Cory Eales
    From: Amarillo,TX
    Mar 10, 2012
    The park has added a boundary line just before reaching the hueco point cliff. The rangers are handing out tickets upon return to state property. However, I have not checked to see if sandy sandwhich is past the boundary. It is possible that this one climb might still be accessible.