Local Crags

Roped Climbing
  • Hostility Boulders – Rio Vista – Highway 67 south to Cleburne. 174 south toward Rio Vista. Right on FM 916. Go until sign for Fisherman’s Paradise Private Community. Small pullout on side of road. Step over bar and walk 20 yds on trail.
  • Nolan River – Rio Vista – Highway 67 south to Cleburne. 174 south through Rio Vista. Left on FM 933. Cross bridge over Nolan River. Park.
  • Ft. Richardson State Park – Jacksboro –  Limited bouldering, no established problems as of yet. Check near campsites 20-22 and around the Lost Creek Trail.
  • Eisenhower State Park – Sherman – Bouldering.  Check with the Dallas Rocks crew for more info.


  • Lake Whitney
  • Possum Kingdom Lake

4 responses

16 06 2009
Keith Reed

Thanks for the response. I appreciate your desire for some privacy.
Thanks again for the POB guide. My system crashed and I lost my copy
just before Jimmy passed away.

Re: Climbing on PK lake-We have done some climbs across from Hell’s Gate. I recall a tall dihedral that went on clean gear and a couple of face climbs that were in the 5.9-5.10 range. We became the object of interest for the BRA.

19 12 2009
Jake Hebert

Hey guys. My family lives in McKinney and I go to school at Baylor in Waco. Just curious as to why Tonkawa Falls is not on here. It’s roughly 2 hours from the Dallas area and 20 minutes from Waco. Compared to the 4ish hours that it takes to get to anywhere in Austin, it’s not too bad of a drive for some quality bouldering.

1 10 2010
Kyle Thompson

Dude Jake, i found your post, there is rogers park which is like a 2.5 hour drive

6 10 2010
Keith Reed

Johnson County took over part of the old Ham Creek Park aka”Hostility Boulders”. They have fenced it off and now charge a cheap entrance fee
~$2-3 per day. They have fenced the Johnson Co. part only and you cannot get
to the Hill county part of the old Corp of Engineers park. Kinda looks like a prison camp now…
The best boulder was not in Jackson’s LS II guide. It is straight up hill from the
two boulders listed (maybe 250 feet). The stuff farther south is in Hill County
and access would be by boat.

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