Archive for March 20th, 2008

Climbing Enchanted Rock

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

Passport to Texas from Texas Parks and Wildlife

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, near Fredericksburg, is a haven for rock climbers in central Texas.

They can expect to see other folks doing the same thing they are, that are rock climbing.

Reynaldo Sierra is the Park Manager. The popularity of the park’s climbs has created a strong climbing community.

More than likely they expect to find someone who is climbing at their level, whether they are a beginning climber, an intermediate climber or an advanced climber and be able to climb with these individuals in certain areas.

The climbing community at Enchanted Rock is more than just a resource for other climbers.

Climbing has built a friendly respectful community at the park. One that assists with other areas, one that has assisted with volunteer projects and the upkeep of the trails scattered throughout the site. So it has provided Enchanted Rock a volunteer base that is a big resource to the site and that helps us tremendously with the day to day upkeep of our facilities.

Sierra encourages those with questions about climbing at Enchanted Rock to contact park staff for information.

More information about climbing, including maps of Enchanted Rock are available at

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