So this is Hell’s Gate?

4 06 2008

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Now onto the climbing….

Should you ever find yourself at the oddly named Possum Kingdom Lake northwest of Fort Worth, prepare to be amazed. The lake has amazingly high limestone cliffs great potential for sport routes or DWS. However, as with most locations in Texas, the cliffs either belong to the government or are in the private hands of the wealthy. Either way, the rule of the day is STAY OFF.  Jumping from heights above 20 is prohibited, as is climbing or rappelling on Brazos River Authority lands.

This picture is of the area known as Hell’s Gate. It opens to a secluded cove that’s typically occupied by drunk college students, or those who wish they were still drunk college students.

This pic shows some of the amazing potential found along the shores of the lake. If only the McMansions weren’t occupying the top.

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24 12 2008
Ryan

Guys, I as well as others have been in the process of trying to negotiate with the BRA to allow climbing in the possum kingdom area. These videos are only hurting our chances. The BRA is a tough entity, and seeing this kind of stuff online will only encourage them to crack down harder. Plus this is highly illegal and packs a stiff fine if caught. Please…Please…Please, reafrain from climbing on the lake. And do not jump from the cliffs. It is having a negative effect on what we are trying to do. Thanks very much.

Ryan

24 12 2008
Ryan

This is the BRA’s official stand on climbing, rappelling and jumping. You can read the whole thing at http://www.brazos.org/generalPdf/Regs2000%5B1%5D.pdf

PROHIBITED ACTIVITIES

r. diving or jumping into the Lakes from a height of 20 feet or more, and
climbing or rappelling on Authority lands,

24 12 2008
Ryan

This goes for lake whitney too….

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