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,