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Three Gray Faces  


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Description 

From the guidebook:
(10 routes & variations from 5.9 to 5.12, 5 boulder problems from V0- to V0+ / primarily South facing)

Located below the main parking area, immediately left (downstream when facing the river) of the BBQ grill, are a series of Three Gray Faces, each one demarcated by an arete, and flanked by white, flaky, overhanging rock. Don't let the adjectives "white and flaky" dissuade you from missing out... these corners, aretes, and hangs combine for some good, and challenging climbing. Not to mention some of the longest routes at POB.

Seasonal water levels: Expect seasonal water levels to fluctuate. It's typically a non-factor , but due to the overhanging nature of some routes, sometimes that pesky water is just close enough so as to complicate lowering off, not to mention any dropped gear receives a "burial at sea." However, rarely will total access be impacted.

Getting There 

Located below the main parking area, immediately left (downstream when facing the river) of the BBQ grill

Climbing Season



Weather station 9.2 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',8],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['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 Three Gray Faces:
Rock-About   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 35'   
Brazos Bros   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   
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Climber on Rockabout 10a, which goes up the gray face and to anchors at the left.  Rope on right is running thru draws on Happy Things 11a.

Rock-About 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  TX : Paradise on the Brazos : Three Gray Faces
From the guidebook:Climb the gray face, right of the arete. Observe the high first bolt where somewhat committing moves and chalky rock advises for a helmet/spotter, and against a lackadaisical attitude. on the other hand, eliminate the risk altogether and tame it with a stick clip. Excluding the "mental" start, the challenges scrunch up under the roof, where a sneaky traverse leads back out to the edge of the arete then back up to the rim....[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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Trisha Ray, Ryan Ray and Rich Williams dodging high water sometime in 2010
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