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Smorgasbord Wall  

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Location: 30.5066, -98.8209 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Steve Marr on Oct 26, 2006
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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.

Getting There 

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

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Smorgasbord Wall:
Texas Flakes   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch   
Smorgasbord   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
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Texas Direct 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : ... : Smorgasbord Wall
Texas Direct is located just left of Texas Flakes and shares the same anchor. It is your typical E-Rock slab route with positive feet and plenty of small holds as you climb (felt easier than 5.8). Start below the Texas Flakes anchors and climb the direct line to them. There’s no protection until your reach the ledge, so most people simply top rope it off the Texas Flakes anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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By Superclimber
Jan 21, 2014
ATTENTION: You CAN NOT rap or lower off this route with a single 60 Meter rope.
By DGraham
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.
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