Start from the Gazebo up the Summit Trail and once above the "tree line" traverse west to the Echo canyon trail. Decend a quarter mile down the trail, turn right just past "lunch rock" and hike up to the "cave-in boulder". Scramble around the three house sized boulders and you will find a chimney starting from a ledge just above the boulders. Start climbing.
The route starts as a chimney about 3 feet wide and abruptly ends in a series of 3 cracks. Continue following the cracks to the left till you reach a reppelling ledge with two bolts. From here there is another 70 feet of class 2-3 scrambling and a short walk to the summit.
This may be the perfect route for learning to Trad climb. Though the route is not quite a full pitch it provides a variety of different placement types, are made from a short chimney, two differing cracks, and a slab. This combined with it's easy grade makes great for learning.
Fun for beginners and soloed by many more experienced climbers this is a worthwhile route.
Outside of the ten essentials the route can be done with a 50 meter rope and any combination of passive or active caming devices. The route can usually be done with 6-7 pieces in the range of size .75- 2 BD cams. Three or four short runners used for extending your protection would also be advisable.
Whether you are trad climbing or soloing this route, bringing extra water is a must. Like most routes at "E-rock" it is exposed to the Texas sun most of the way. Dehydration and heat exhaustion are common.
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