When Climbers and Rope Swings Unite

3 12 2010

Beat the Heat

10 08 2010

With 10 days straight of 100+ heat and no relief in sight, its time to hit up Lake Travis and cool off with some DWS.

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The Limestone Cliffs of Amistad

26 03 2010

Check out this page for a recent taste of whats available along the shores of Amistad National Reservoir and the Pecos and Devil’s Rivers.  Looks like some amazing bouldering and DWS, as well as some roped climbs probably out at Continental Ranch.

If the photos are any clue, VTP will be having some footage up shortly as well.

More Lake Travis DWS

2 07 2009

The temperatures are going up, the water levels are dropping, and the growing armada of boats has been scouring the walls of Lake Travis for new lines. Check it out:

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Lake Travis

12 05 2009

In Search of San Antone

10 11 2008

Well, its sounds like the Granite Gripper was another success. It’s definitely the best comp in Texas, and it all supports Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. Some of the Abilene fellas made the journey and wrote about the experience

It’s all starting to make me really miss living down in the hill country. There’s just so much good climbing and so much history. (My quest for knowledge about Texas climbing spots isn’t just limited to areas like The Burn up here in North Texas).

Back in the day, a little place called The Medina near San Antonio was rumored to be the proving ground for hard Texas sport climbing. As is typical with the secret nature of these fabled Texas locales, I don’t know the specific location, but there is tons of potential along that river.

Check out some nice photos of deep water soloing on Medina Lake courtesy of the Climb San Antonio Co-op, as well as some pics of some nice cliffs along a public camping ground called Paradise Canyon.  Maybe it would be worth some effort from some locals to try and gain access to those cliffs.

Until next time,


Sunday Video Roundup

29 06 2008

So we’ve talked about Possum Kingdom before. Here’s a look of some cliff jumpers that will help give you an idea of what’s out there. If you survive the jump from Hell’s Gate and the drunken laughter of nearby boaters, but the rangers see you, you’ll definitely get busted. If you don’t live, they’ll probably charge your next of kin to search for your body.


These are not our videos, nor do we know whose they are.  They were found using Google.

Here’s another jump from the cliffs at the lake.

This is the same as the previous video, but from a different angle.