The Smorgasbord Area is one of E-Rock's 'hidden' areas that contains a number of fun, moderate single pitch climbs, and doesn't see much traffic. It's a good place to visit on those crowded weekends when the other walls are mobbed with people. It is located on the backside of the Main Dome between Center Wall and the Echo Canyon areas. All of the climbs here are trad routes that range from 5.3 to 5.10a with the majority checking in around 5.8. A couple have anchors, but most do not. Strawberry Jam (5.3) provides an easy way to the summit if you want to walk off the top at the end of the day.
One of the reasons why the Smorgasbord Area isn't visited too often is because it's a little ways off the beaten path and it takes some work to get to. It is possible to reach the wall by following the main trail around the backside of the Main Dome until you are even with the wall, and then bushwhack up to the base. The easier route to the base of the wall is through Echo Canyon. From the base of Echo Canyon, hike the green climbers' trail to the Triple Cracks area. There is a narrow slot behind Grass Crack on the far left side of the area. Climb through the slot and shimmy to the top of a slab that deposits you at the base of Smorgasbord (5.6). The remaining climbs can be reached by following the base of the wall.
Climbing Season For the Main Dome area.
Weather station 5.1 miles from here
4 Total Routes
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Texas Flakes 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c TX
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Texas Flakes is a great beginner's route located in the center section of the Smorgasbord Wall. It climbs a series of large, left angling flakes to a spacious ledge with a tree. There is good protection all along the route. Bring some long slings to reduce rope drag, and beware of the rope getting caught behind one of the flakes. Fun, easy climb....[more] Browse More Classics in TX
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Jan 21, 2014
ATTENTION: You CAN NOT rap or lower off this route with a single 60 Meter rope.
Jun 20, 2014
I think i did rap off with a 60 m last year. unless something has changed. I think it was a close one but still possible.