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By Scott Strong
From Dallas, TX
Jul 11, 2011

Good news folks. POB is no longer limited access. After climbing at POB today, we spoke with the property owner, Freddy. He told us to get the word out that POB is back open for climbing. The usual rules still apply:

Climbing is $10 a day
Camping is $6 a day

There is a drop box and sign in sheet at the house. Inside the box there are waivers that must be filled out if you've never been out there before. Freddy lives there, he knows who goes in and out, and he keeps track of who doesn't pay. So please, for the sake of access, please pay for your climbing and camping.

When burn bans are not in affect (and they currently are), campfires are allowed. Be respectful! This is private property and we are being allowed to use what it has to offer through the graciousness of the owner. Practice leave no trace.

It may be chossy, but it is indeed paradise. Let's enjoy it and make sure it stays open!


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By bradyk
Jul 11, 2011

Go Climb Columbia!

Super, Ultra, Mega, Classic.

Best 5.12 in the State!


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By maddy
Jul 13, 2011

ya i love that place pob is open and it is great to lead on limestone


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By AGParker
From San Angelo, TX
Jul 13, 2011

Where is this?


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By Allen Corneau
From Houston, TX
Jul 14, 2011

West of D/FW, between Mineral Wells and Graham near Possum Kingdom Lake (or so I understand).


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By texaszack
Jul 15, 2011

It's in Graham, Texas where the Brazos River meets Possum Kingdom Lake.
Around 1-1.5 hours from Fort Worth.


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By Zach Wahrer
From Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 24, 2011
Unknown problem at Hueco.

Just be aware that it's $10 a person, and not $10 a car load.


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By Ryan A. Ray
From Keller, TX
Jul 27, 2011
Hanging out on the Titan in the Fisher Towers, Utah.

Yes POB is open to the public for the time being. The RV park was just opened back up this past weekend. Please continue to respect the land. This property is still for sale, so its future is still unknown and in the hands of whoever may purchase it in the future. But for now, he is allowing respectful climbers on his property to climb.

Please pack out your trash, stay on the designated roads, do not cut any trees or vegetation, and most of all, pay for your climbing before you climb. Freddie has mentioned that there have been a number of climbers who have not been paying for their days of climbing. This has been a common trend for quite some time now. Climbing here is a privilege not a right, and Fredie has mentioned throwing in the towel once again if people do not pay.


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By Zach Wahrer
From Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 27, 2011
Unknown problem at Hueco.

Climbing without paying is definitely not cool, but maybe he'd have an easier time getting people to pay if it wasn't so expensive.


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By Ryan A. Ray
From Keller, TX
Jul 28, 2011
Hanging out on the Titan in the Fisher Towers, Utah.

Well, it is private property and he reserves the right to charge whatever he wants to charge. I think its a little high myself...but the bottom line is if you think its too expensive and don't want to pay the price...don't go there. Its no excuse to go climb without paying. Those few individuals jeopardize access for the rest of us.

Some individuals sign the register but dont put their money in the drop box. I have asked Freddie to pass along the names of people who do this in the future.


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By wankel7
From Indiana
Aug 16, 2011

I was out there today with my girlfriend. Even though the temps were high in the sun we were able to stay in the shade all day which made it very comfortable.

We started at crags by the river and by two we went over to the Stockyards.

I'm glad to see this place is open to all!


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By wankel7
From Indiana
Sep 19, 2011

The facebook page is up!

Check it out so you can get the guidebook for the crag.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Friends-of-Paradise-on-the-Br>>>


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By Tyler Garrett
From Dallas, TX
Oct 30, 2013
Tall beta on Green Slime vs. Bag Of Devouring. Really fun climb.

Not worth the trip, the owners are complete twits and even tried to talk poorly about my climbing group after the fact on facebook... it didnt turn out too good for them. Too bad though, I created 8 bouldering problems from v3 to v10 and 3 other projects..

I'd rather travel to austin and be in a more positive atmosphere and away from the people managing/owning the land. I've never dealt with people over 60 that acted this immature.


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By Brent Butcher
Oct 30, 2013
route photo

New to Dallas from OKC, will probably go check this place out!


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By mattm
From TX
Oct 30, 2013
Grande Grotto

Closed to climbing as of this summer.


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By Ryan A. Ray
From Keller, TX
Oct 31, 2013
Hanging out on the Titan in the Fisher Towers, Utah.

From a few months ago........

Paradise on the Brazos will officially close down climbing & tent camping permanently @ the end of today. We have decided to go another direction after 13 years. We have a bunch of people to thank for making climbing happen @ POB. A big thanks to David & Carol Michael for having the vision & putting in the first climbs & a bunch of hard work. Thanks to the late Jimmy Forrester & the late Kirk Holiday for all they did. Thanks to Thomas & Shana Martin, Keith Reed, Mark Pell, Mark Hyde, Ryan Ray, Mark Maddy & James Siros for the website. Thanks to all the people I left out & to the honest climbers. It's been a great 13 years & have made a bunch of friends in the climbing community but the time has come to shut it down. Times change & people change. Please spread the word, don't want anyone to drive out here & have to be turned away. Will put up no trespassing signs & anyone attempting to go back there will be dealt with accordingly. Thanks.

The reason we are closing POB to climbing & tent camping is we have leased our ranch to a large mining Company & they will be mining limestone & it will turn into a large quarry. The Company doesn't want anyone in there because they will be blasting & it will loosen the rock. Hope that answers some questions


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By Ryan A. Ray
From Keller, TX
Oct 31, 2013
Hanging out on the Titan in the Fisher Towers, Utah.

As for the landowners... They were always very respectful and friendly to those who were respectful to them, their rules, and their property. All other twits.....were treated like the twits they are.


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By steph johnson
Mar 18, 2014

Sorry to here that Ryan... was looking forward to checking the place out next week. I remember the days at cleburne as well as lake belton with the old school crew


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By steph johnson
Mar 18, 2014

Is there any climbing at possum kingdom lake? or near bridgeport?


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