Hmmmmmm – UPDATED

16 09 2009

Climb San Antonio was scheduled to go live on some major webpage updates as of yesterday, September 15.  However, no such changes have yet appeared. Keep checking back, and hopefully something new will show up soon.

UPDATE – Although a lot of the site is still the same, the original Red Bluff Bouldering guide is now available for download.

Cub Cave Update

15 07 2009

I’ve been checking the ClimbSanAntonio webpage often to see if there have been any updates regarding Cub Cave, which has seen some new work thanks to ClimbSA and American Safe Climbing. Lo and behold after logging into an Austin climbing groups page, Joe Sulak had posted something this very morning. I’ve included a portion of it here:

“Currently, with the help of Ralph, Rupesh and Jesse (last weekend, thanks for your help guys!), we now have a total of 6 routes in the cave ranging from .12a to .13+.

I started Climb San Antonio with a few friends, a non-profit, to help with access as well as be a resource for San Antonio climbers. Being a new father I’ve found less and less time to devote to the project. That said, I’ve seen the need and am planning on updating the site with the most current info on climbing areas around SA. I will also soon post a guide for Cub Cave so look for that if you’re interested.

Thanks Gary for your help as well as the ASCA and Greg Barnes for the hardware.”

Good news all around.

San Antonio’s Cub Cave

27 03 2009

The Climb San Antonio Co-op and the American Safe Climbing Association have been working together to upgrade the bolts and anchors at Cub Cave in San Antonio.  Its good to see some work being done there after years of neglect by all but a dedicated few.

Check out the beta at the Cub Cave Beta page and then watch a video of Joe Sulak on Fisher King 5.13a

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Joe on Fisher King .13a on Vimeo“, posted with vodpod

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,