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!”





A Little Piece of POB History

11 08 2010

For those that are interested in a bit of climbing nostalgia, the old Paradise on the Brazos message board is still located online in some obscure corner of the internet.  The posts run May 2003 until Jan 2007.

You can still peruse posts by The Organic Climber (Caleb), Abilene Climbers (Eric), Texas Tech University’s Outdoor Pursuits director Curt Howell, Mark Hyde who drew the Mineral Wells Topo, and of course Jimmy Ray.

Nothing super exciting there, but still an interesting bit of history nonetheless.





POB will NOT re-open.

18 01 2010

“Well Folks…Bad news for POB. The Land aquisition fell through with the new potential buyers who were willing to reopen to climbers. The land is going back up on the market and the fate of POB lies in the hands of whoever may purchase it in the near future. For now POB is closed to the public for climbing. Sorry to bear the bad news.”

Ryan Ray





POB Updated

8 01 2010

Paradise on the Brazos is NOT YET OPEN.

From what I’ve heard thus far things are progressing nicely, but nothing has been finalized. Please disregard any rumors about it being open already.

Questions?  Ask the North Texas Access Fund Regional Coordinator – Ryan Ray, whose contact info can be found at the Access Fund website.  Just click on the outline of Texas and look under Regional Coordinator.





More POB stuff

12 11 2009

Recently I was contacted by Ryan Ray, who is the regional coordinator for the Access Fund. He informed me that the Forester family wishes that the climbing guide to Paradise on the Brazos created by Jimmy Ray be removed from the website.

Though Jimmy Ray placed it online for all to download free of charge, the guide is being removed in good faith based on Ryan’s email.

If you have any questions about the guide, or about the possible re-opening of Paradise on the Brazos, I encourage you to contact Ryan.  He doesn’t want his email posted online, but shoot me a message and I’ll send it to you.





The Return of Paradise on the Brazos Part TWO

5 10 2009

Posted on rockclimbing.com:

hi this is jordanna jones and we are looking into buying pob we are hoping to close on or around the middle of this month we are going to open it back up. we dont know anything about rock climbing so if yall would help fill us in we would appr. give us a call or email me at bjne374@yahoo.com or look us up at pklodgelp.com thanks looking foward to meeting everyone”

I have initiated contact at the provided email, and eagerly await a reply.  We’ll see what happens.





BIG NEWS, maybe. The Return of Paradise on the Brazos

30 09 2009

A recent post on the Houston Climbers Meetup group says a couple people might be purchasing Paradise on the Brazos with the intent to reopen to all outdoor activities, including climbing.

I’m hoping this is true.  POTB isn’t the most amazing climbing in Texas, but its exponentially better than the other closest rock climbing, Mineral Wells.

Check out the post: http://www.meetup.com/Houston-Climbing/members/10505829/