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The Triple Cracks Sanctuary is located on the left side of the Echo Canyon area. It is home to the best concentration of moderate crack climbs in the park. It is also well shaded, making it a good summer destination. The climbs are deservedly popular, and the area is small, so expect crowds when there are a lot of climbers in the park. Owl Crack (5.8+) and Middle Crack (5.8) are the two highlights. The Triple Cracks area also provides the easiest path to the Smorgasbord Area - a small slot behind Grass Crack.
From the base of Echo Canyon, hike up the green climbers' trail. The trail will take you to an opening between Table Top and Rappeller's Rock. Continue through this opening to a wall with three roughly parallel cracks in it.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Triple Cracks Sanctuary:
Upper Grass Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 1 pitch
Middle Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Owl Crack 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch
Becky's Crack 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Grass Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 85'
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Middle Crack 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c TX : Enchanted Rock State Natura... : ... : Triple Cracks Sanctuary
As the name implies, Middle Crack is the centerpiece of the Triple Cracks and is located between Owl and Becky's Cracks. Middle Crack is an excellent climb, and a must do for any E-Rock visitor. The start is more of a flake with good lieback moves than a crack. The crux comes early - about 10-15 feet up, the crack curves up and left, leaving a small 'bulge' on the right (protects well with a #2 Camalot). There is a second, smaller 'bulge' above the crux. Continue up the crack as it go...[more] Browse More Classics in TX
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