Paradise on the Brazos OPEN!

15 07 2011

From Scott Strong on the Mountain Project Forums :

“Good news folks. POB is no longer limited access. After climbing at POB today, we spoke with the property owner, Freddy. He told us to get the word out that POB is back open for climbing. The usual rules still apply:

Climbing is $10 a day
Camping is $6 a day

There is a drop box and sign in sheet at the house. Inside the box there are waivers that must be filled out if you’ve never been out there before. Freddy lives there, he knows who goes in and out, and he keeps track of who doesn’t pay. So please, for the sake of access, please pay for your climbing and camping.

When burn bans are not in affect (and they currently are), campfires are allowed. Be respectful! This is private property and we are being allowed to use what it has to offer through the graciousness of the owner. Practice leave no trace.

It may be chossy, but it is indeed paradise. Let’s enjoy it and make sure it stays open!”



4 responses

28 07 2011

Yes POB is open to the public for the time being. The RV park was just opened back up this past weekend. Please continue to respect the land. This property is still for sale, so its future is still unknown and in the hands of whoever may purchase it in the future. But for now, he is allowing respectful climbers on his property to climb.

Please pack out your trash, stay on the designated roads, do not cut any trees or vegetation, and most of all, pay for your climbing before you climb. Freddie has mentioned that there have been a number of climbers who have not been paying for their days of climbing. This has been a common trend for quite some time now. Climbing here is a privilege not a right, and Fredie has mentioned throwing in the towel once again if people do not pay.

12 08 2011

Would you mind re-adding the POB topo pdf?

29 08 2011

Stephen, the family of the author has requested that it no longer be published. It was removed in accordance with their wishes.

We are hoping to update the route database at Mountain Project, then you could print off whatever you need from there.

8 07 2013

Paradise on the Brazos is now Closed again.

From the Landowners Facebook……..

Paradise on the Brazos will officially close down climbing & tent camping permanently @ the end of today. We have decided to go another direction after 13 years. We have a bunch of people to thank for making climbing happen @ POB. A big thanks to David & Carol Michael for having the vision & putting in the first climbs & a bunch of hard work. Thanks to the late Jimmy Forrester & the late Kirk Holiday for all they did. Thanks to Thomas & Shana Martin, Keith Reed, Mark Pell, Mark Hyde, Ryan Ray, Mark Maddy & James Siros for the website. Thanks to all the people I left out & to the honest climbers. It’s been a great 13 years & have made a bunch of friends in the climbing community but the time has come to shut it down. Times change & people change. Please spread the word, don’t want anyone to drive out here & have to be turned away. Will put up no trespassing signs & anyone attempting to go back there will be dealt with accordingly. Thanks.

The reason we are closing POB to climbing & tent camping is we have leased our ranch to a large mining Company & they will be mining limestone & it will turn into a large quarry. The Company doesn’t want anyone in there because they will be blasting & it will loosen the rock. Hope that answers some questions

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