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Nov 21, 2013
Finger Food and the call of the wild :)
From Southern California and will be moving to Dallas soon, I've tried my best to do extensive research on "good" climbing near the area and it has been somewhat difficult. All information I've found on the subject seems to be at the earliest from 2009, and somewhat outdated. But nonetheless I will be moving to Dallas and need to climb!!! The areas i've found so far are:
Paradise on the Brazos
Wichita Wildlife Refuge (OK)
Quartz Mt. (OK)
Tonkawa Falls
Rogers Park
and some mystery Sandstone Bouldering area that the owners of Motivation volumes have been developing 2hours from Dallas
Please Please Please If you have any knowledge on any other good climbing areas (bouldering especially) nearby comment/share or if you just have any other good insight on more recent climbing in general in the Dallas region please please share!
Also any further knowledge about this secret area would be great, it sounds amazing!!!
Thanks so much for the help I really need it!
Josh R.B.
From Coronado, CA
Joined Mar 22, 2013
13 points
Nov 21, 2013
Welcome to Texas.

- As far as I know POB closed this past summer.
- WMWR and Quartz are great for climbing, don't know about the bouldering though as that's not my thing.
- Supposedly some good stuff at Erock (Enchanted Rock State Natural Area).
- There's Mineral Wells SP west of FW but I'm not so sure about bouldering potential.
- HCR is about 6 hours away from Dallas.

Good luck.
Allen Corneau
From Houston, TX
Joined May 6, 2008
91 points
Nov 21, 2013
Skull cave, Rifle, CO  awesome shot nate!
Allen is out of date as usual! apparently POB has reopened (just joshin ya big daddy al) ptrgeorge
From Houston, TX
Joined Sep 18, 2011
731 points
Nov 22, 2013
ptrgeorge wrote:
Allen is out of date as usual! apparently POB has reopened (just joshin ya big daddy al)


PoB did reopen!

As a rock quary.
wankel7
From Indiana
Joined Oct 4, 2010
17 points
Nov 23, 2013
Mike on tips
Near is relative - depends on what side of DFW you live:
Mineral Wells - TR only 1-2hrs
POB - Closed and supposedly sold or leased to be quarried 1.5-2.5hrs
Wichita Mountains - 95% Trad mostly single pitch on quality granite 3.5hrs
Reimers Ranch - 95% Sport limestone 4 hours
Enchanted Rock - Trad & Sport granite 4hrs
Arkansas - Many areas 6-7hrs
Mike Harris DFW
From DFW, Texas
Joined Jan 16, 2009
679 points
Nov 23, 2013
me
Austin is only a couple hundred miles away and it has some pretty decent sport climbing on limestone that runs along side the river through the middle of town. worth the trip, specially if your going to enchanted rock. I've heard there's even some deep water solo opportunities. george wilkey
From travelers rest sc
Joined Jan 23, 2013
258 points
Dec 17, 2013
Finger Food and the call of the wild :)
any info on this secret/developing bouldering area approx two hours from dallas, eluded to on an old Ian Dory Blog Post, apparently the people from Motivation volumes are developing it? Josh R.B.
From Coronado, CA
Joined Mar 22, 2013
13 points
Dec 20, 2013
This place mountainproject.com/v/paluxy-r... is small but is bouldering close to Dallas at Big Rocks Park. I personally have not been. I am home in Fort Worth for Christmas and making a trip out there on Sunday hopefully, barring chance of rain.

If anyone wants to climb there this Sunday, I'd be happy to meet up.
eizenga.jac
Joined Dec 20, 2013
1 points
Dec 20, 2013
Add to Tonkawa Falls and Lake Belton to the list. bradyk
Joined Jun 7, 2010
68 points
Dec 20, 2013
Robbers Cave near McAlester OK is good for bouldering. It's 3-3.5 hours from Dallas and is similar in scale to Mineral Wells but with many more boulders. Lead climbing on a few short routes and bouldering is allowed last I heard.

Mt Magazine AK is about 7 hours and Hueco Tanks is 9-10 hours.
J C Wilks
From Loveland, CO
Joined Aug 29, 2006
301 points
Mar 31, 2014
Has anyone found the secret sandstone near Dallas!? Kevin Steckbauer
Joined Mar 31, 2014
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