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The Scepter Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,440'
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Submitted By: Pinklebear on Dec 5, 2008


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  • Description 

    The Scepter is the globe-shaped (when seen from afar) high point on the northwest tip of West Mountain, at the top. From here, you overlook the dam and the desert to the west. It is more or less straight uphill from the Pit Roof, though the best access is via the gully on the west side, past The Natural Forest.

    This zone is also home to Fred Nicole's hyper-famous and incredibly aesthetic problem The Feather (V11), for reference.

    Getting There 

    Hike south past the dam and around the toe of The Natural Forest, the first tall, unbroken buttress on the left (just) past the dam. A gully scramble just south of the buttress leads to a saddle atop the northwest tip of West Mountain.

    From here, navigate left (northerly) through slots, slabs, caves, etc. to reach the Scepter.

    Climbing Season

    For the Hueco Tanks area.

    Weather station 8.1 miles from here

    2 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Featured Route For The Scepter

    Best of the West V7 7A+  TX : Hueco Tanks : ... : The Scepter
    Best of the West climbs a beautiful squeeze feature at the top of west mountain, directly behind the scepter.start on low pockets, a couple of throws, slap moves ,and slopers lead to a fun mantle into a hueco off the the left.some of the most classic moves and features hueco has to offer in the most ideal of settings....[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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