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Scenic Views from Enchanted Rock

Wednesday, March 19th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Enchanted Rock is a rock climber’s wonderland.

The park is 1,640 acres. The rock itself makes up about 640 acres of that.

Reynaldo Sierra is the Park Manager at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.

Based on the history of climbing in the park, modern climbing began during the 1930’s when some of the locals began to climb in this area. In the 1970’s, there was an expansion into climbing occurring during the park. Since that time, it has become and still is one of the more popular rock climbing areas in Texas and probably even the US.

There’s a route at Enchanted Rock for just about everybody.

Well the park has technical climbs, which are of course, the rope climbs, the face climbs and the crack climbs. And we also have bouldering, which is the free style climbing, an ample amount of it scattered throughout the park. Hundreds and hundreds for all age groups. There’s plenty of climbing available. It provides a little bit of everything to wet any climbing appetite.

More on climbing tomorrow.

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That’s our show…with research and writing help from Kate Lipinski… For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.