Fort Richardson State Park

27 09 2008

I remembered going camping with my family as a kid at Fort Richardson State Park in Jacksboro, about an hour northwest of Ft.Worth. I remembered there being a bunch of tall rocks, so I decided to check it out today. I tried to do some research online but there wasn’t much help, as most of the pictures show empty prairie or the historical army post there.

I got there and found that yes, there are rocks. Unfortunately the tallest section is only around 20 feet or so, with most topping out around 8-10 feet or less. Nothing really spectacular. That being said, those spots that actually are tall enough are decent.

I’m not saying that Fort Richardson is worth too much attention since other better locations are in closer proximity (Hostility Boulders, Nolan River), but should you find yourself in the area with a crashpad and shoes, check around campsites 20-22 along the Lost Creek trail.

Live vicariously through people who climb harder than you

8 09 2008

by visiting Momentum Video mag. In case you missed it, as of September 1 all videos on that site are now 100% free to view. No more ridiculous fees to watch sponsored athletes spray about lines I could never even begin to try.

In Memoriam

6 09 2008

It is with sadness that I bring the news of the passing of Dave Boyd, a Houston-based doctor, triathlete, adventure racer, mountain biker, hiker, mountaineer, and otherwise outdoor junkie whose athletic endeavors were surpassed only by his character and humility.

Dave, who had summited 35 of the 53 Colorado fourteeners, died in an accident on Mt. Blanca when he fell from a ledge.

He will be sorely missed by the Texas outdoor community.

For a memorial photo gallery of Dave and his Primal Quest Adventure Race team, go here.

The Possibilities

6 09 2008

I was going to check out a potential new bouldering area today, but unfortunately I took a fall the other day that left me in a condition unsuited for climbing and as such won’t be headed out to explore.

No new climbing for DFW quite yet. Talk amongst yourselves.