The Gripper is Coming….

16 09 2010

October 23, 2010 – Enchanted Rock State Natural Area





This Weekend

8 04 2010

Spring Fling at Quartz Mountain.  Check the forums at Wichita Mountains Climber’s Coalition for more info.

Limestoner Climbing Competition at Reimer’s Ranch in Austin.  Check the Central Texas Mountaineers for more info.

Granite or Limestone?  You decide.





Barracuda 5.13a – Enchanted Rock Texas

20 01 2010

Matt Twyman, a member of the Central Texas Climbing Committee, and Brian Tickle are currently putting together a film about climbing at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area outside Fredericksburg.

Twyman recently put up a video of his send of Barracuda, an incredible 5.13a granite face.  Check it out:





Granite Gripper 2009

24 09 2009

Its that time of year once again, where the temperatures are perfect and the granite of Enchanted Rock State Natural Area is beckoning Texas climbers for probably the best community-oriented weekend of climbing in the state.  October 17 is the 18th Annual Granite Gripper, and if you’ve never been, you should go.  If you have gone, you should go again.

Even if you don’t feel like competing, its hard to find a better weekend anywhere in the state.  Check it the details at www.granitegripper.com





Erockonline.com for Sale

5 06 2009

Sean O’Grady, author of the definitive guidebook to Enchanted Rock climbing and proprietor of the related climbing forum Erockonline, is putting the website up for sale.  Hopefully a buyer will come along who is interested in maintaining one of the best sources of information regarding climbing not only at Erock, but also throughout Texas.

If you’re interested, check out the post here.





Cliffhanger – The Atlantic Podcasts

29 04 2009

First the New York Times talks about Hueco, and now The Atlantic takes up Yosemite. Check out the video for pictures and commentary on the first ascent of El Capitan in Yosemite.  If the video doesn’t load properly, try this link.

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Cliffhanger – The Atlantic Podcasts“, posted with vodpod




Wichita Mountains Access Alert

28 01 2009

Read up on the details at www.wichitamountains.org