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Limestone Cliffs up to ~25m. The rock varies from excellent blue rock to blocky choss. Be cautious pulling on anything that seems loose, it probably is.

North facing so it does get SOME shade in the summer but the sun sneaks in when it's high in the sky. It can be COLD in the winter but the sun is easy to walk to to warm up. Each of the areas are really all part of one semicontinuous cliff band. Climbers would refer to different distinct areas as a "wall" and the practice stuck. Think of each "wall" area in the Euro sense of sectors on a larger wall.

Star Ratings are based on climbs ONLY at Med Wall. Don't think for a second that a 4 star route here will rank up there with a 4 Star route in the Valley or Smith Rock.

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37 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Medicine Wall:
Defective Implant   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Malpractice Wall
Same Day Surgery   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   Malpractice Wall
Bermuda Triangles   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 70'   Old Testament Wall
Texas Caterpillar   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Sport, 50'   New Testament Wall
Rock-Ectomy   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 80'   Malpractice Wall
Sleep Deprivation   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 50'   Old Testament Wall
Two Cracked Teeth   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Buda Belly Wall
Crossover   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Old Testament Wall
Unnecessary Procedure   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Malpractice Wall
Adventures in Purulent Discharge   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   New Testament Wall
Honeycomb   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Metro Wall
Here's to Swimming With Bow Legged Women   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   New Testament Wall
Cute without the E   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Sport, 50'   New Testament Wall
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Ben on-sighting Estilio de Tigre

Estilio de Tigre 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b  TX : Medicine Wall : Metro Wall
The farthest left route on Metro Wall, short and confusing, there are more than 3 ways to finish this route, finding the easiest way through the swiss cheese is the crux of the route. It's easy climbing to the first bolt, and then good fun moves to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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By mattm
From: TX
May 20, 2011

There's a small but growing group of climbers in SA. Find us on Facebook - San Antonio Rock Climbers

By engineer1984
From: On the road
Jul 27, 2012

Is this area still open for climbing?

By Dylan Carey
From: TX
Oct 5, 2012

Yes this area is still open, you can pm me for beta

By mattm
From: TX
Mar 26, 2013

Currently Closed to Climbing (3/25/13) - Access is being worked on.