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Big J Boulder 

Lower Gutter  


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Description 

This is the first bouldering area that you come upon while hiking up the Gutter wash. It is marked by a very big boulder right in the middle of the wash. It is the size of a small house and about 15' tall. There is another boulder behind this that is the same size. Welcome to the Lower Gutter boulder field.

Getting There 

Hike down the nature trail and cross the big dry creek bed, go straight and left to the smaller dried creek bed and keep hiking up the wash for about a half mile.

Climbing Season



Weather station 14.0 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['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',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lower Gutter:
Figure 12   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 15'   Big J Boulder
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Featured Route For Lower Gutter
The front(West) side of the boulder showing "Figure 12"

Figure 12 V5 6C PG13  TX : Palo Duro Canyon State Park : ... : Big J Boulder
Start from a sitting/kneeling position on the lowest rail above the cave. Use the good edges to make your way to the big hueco. Climb up and slightly right through 2 finger pockets and top out. Avoid holds around the aret to the left....[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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