Random Wall, 5.9-5.10d

Page Type Page Type: Mountain/Rock
Location Lat/Lon: 30.25500°N / 97.794°W
Activities Activities: Sport Climbing
Seasons Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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Random Wall is the first developed crag in the New Wall area as one approaches from the Spyglass entrance.

Although there are three routes here, one has no protection and is hard to access. 
The other two are next to each other and start up a slab and then steepen considerably.
Reaching this crag does not require crossing Barton Creek, and thus this area, popular to begin with, gets really busy when the water is high. It also gets a lot of sun, making it a good winter location.
Random Wall
Random Wall

Getting There

The closest access point is the trailhead at the intersection of Spyglass Drive and Barton Skyway. There are various ways to get here; Google Maps is your friend for this.

From the trailhead, hike downhill and then turn right (upstream) when you reach the main multi-use trail. It takes 10-15 minutes to hike from the car to the wall, which appears on the right shortly after you pass through an opening in a fence. A use trail leads a few yards to the base of the crag.
Random Wall
Random Wall


From left to right:

Save a Bolt for Me, 5.10d-- 4 bolts and sport clips.
Hank's 5.10, 5.9-- 4 bolts and sport clips.
Tiddlywinks, 5.9 X-- Supposed to be difficult to find. No bolts or anchors.
Save a Bolt For Me, 5.10d
Save a Bolt For Me, 5.10d
Hank's 5.10, 5.9
Hank's 5.10, 5.9

Red Tape

Nothing special. Follow posted regulations.

When to Climb

All year.





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