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greatgarbanzo


Apr 16, 2008, 7:56 AM
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Fort Worth in a month!  (North_America: United_States: Texas)
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Hello guys! I am going to be on a business trip in Fort Worth for two weeks... lots of free time. Which is the best place for climbing in the area?

Thanx!


JREECE


Apr 16, 2008, 8:21 AM
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if you want to stay close go to mineral wells state park. If you don't mind a 3 to 4 hour drive go to Austin its much better


kovacs69


Apr 16, 2008, 8:40 AM
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Well there isn't much choice when in Fort Wort. You have Mineral Wells State Park (45 minutes) which is about as bad as it gets. You can drive to Enchanted Rock state park (4 hours) which is west of Austin. E-Rock has granite domes with mixed trad and some sport routes. If you have a long weekend I highly recommend it. You could also go to Reimers Ranch (4 hours) which is also west of Austin. Reimers is short limestone sport walls. You could drive out to Hueco Tanks (9/10 hours). It is a long drive but I hear it is worth it. If you want to make a trip up to Oklahoma then you can go to Wichita Wildlife Refuge (3 hours) or Quartz Mtn (4 hours). Both Granite and more intense than E-Rock.

JB


alwaysclimbing07


Apr 16, 2008, 8:54 AM
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Reimers is cool, and there is also some neat bouldering around there. A new guidbook came out that would probably be able to help you figure out where you want to go, i think its called texas limestone? either way you should stay away from enchanted rock though.


greatgarbanzo


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Thanks for the help dude! the guide book is called "Texas Limestone II". You can get it on amazon.com for $15.

http://www.amazon.com/Texas-Limestone-II-Jeff-Jackson/dp/0964691647/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1208363191&sr=8-4


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alwaysclimbing07 wrote:
Reimers is cool, and there is also some neat bouldering around there. A new guidbook came out that would probably be able to help you figure out where you want to go, i think its called texas limestone? either way you should stay away from enchanted rock though.

Why stay away from enchanted? It is a beautiful place with tons of climbing on great granite. There is also alot of great bouldering if he can not find a climbing partner.

Here is a link to some guides.
http://www.erockonline.com/guidebooks.htm

JB


blbrooke79


Apr 19, 2008, 9:34 AM
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So will you be in Ft Worth Memorial Day weekend? I plan on being in Dallas 5/22- 5/27 and would like to check out some places nearby (well within 4 hours or so to go climb). Let me know if you are interested.

Brooke


greatgarbanzo


Apr 19, 2008, 10:11 PM
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Well... i still dont know the exact date of my arrival... as soon as I get that info I will let you know.


greatgarbanzo


Apr 23, 2008, 7:38 AM
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JA! I am arriving this monday! and I am coming back just before your arrival! bomber!

Anyhow, happy climbing dude!


blbrooke79


Apr 23, 2008, 7:39 AM
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Thanks for the info! Have a good trip. Let me know if you find anything interesting to climb while you are there for my trip.


greatgarbanzo


May 9, 2008, 10:10 PM
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Hey!

I went to Enchanted Rock to do some trad and to Pace Bend to do some DWS.

Awesome places! really easy to get to them to!

Just rent a car with a GPS. Is really cheap.

You should go to Stone Works Indoor Rock Climbing Gym and try to hook up with Adam or Mr. Cook. Great guys!


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