The Big Fat Texan on the Corner

1 Stars
 6a

Adjacent Routes
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The centre of the wall left of the big corner. Originally it was climbed direct, but now holds on the right are used. Climbed from Austin Powers gives a good 6b variation.
FA. Dave Simmonite 1993

USER COMMENTS

Thouroughly enjoyable jug-fest
John - 20/Jul/00

The direct version is better and hard 6a+. I feel this should be mentioned.
david simmonite - 21/Jul/03

Done this several times and find the crux move is a little bold and quite strenuous ( not to mention polished). Definitely 6A
Bob Bennett - 21/Jul/03

Tried the direct version after doing the original route. It may be something to do with the way the route has 'weathered' up but just getting onto the direct version now seems very artificial especially with the new route to the left. Actually starting up Austin Powers and then moving right into Texan might provide a reasonable version of the direct on Texan.
Alan James, ROCKFAX - 21/Jul/03

Did the link Alan talked about at the start of August and have to agree. Good 1 star 6b and more sustained than the original direct version.
Pointed some mates at it who did it the other day and they all thought it was the best way up that part of the wall.
Do you want a name for this link up?
David Simmonite - 15/Sep/03

The name 'Austin, Texas' springs to mind.
Alan James - 15/Sep/03

Did this the same week as the first ascent of Austin Powers.
Gary - 17/Sep/03

Bet you did Gary!!
JLO - 12/Dec/03

Its not one I would be proud of!!
Still Waiting - 12/Dec/03

Some awkward bolt possitions, good moves though.
Souljah - 10/Aug/05

excellent moves on great holds that keep coming. 6a is fair, but it felt very intimidating to me, go for it and the holds all appear. Nice.
rob stone - 10/Aug/06

Did the Austin Powers variation to avoid the holds on the right, quite sustained climbing
Tristan Peers - 01/Nov/06

Second time I've done it and it seems a bit harder than 6a (unless you wander right, almost into 'Sumo' territory) at the crux. Once you're into the flakes and side pulls it's a laugh.
richard - 24/Jun/07

pulled large hold off when clipping last bolt, and took a massive fall, wooo to air time :)
richard cole - 31/Jul/07

Badly bolted both in spacing and position. Climbing is okay though.
Fiend - 19/Oct/08

I'd say at least 6a+, intriguing climb but badly bolted.
Pino - 19/Apr/09

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