Elevation: 912 ft
GPS: 30.334, -98.122 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Matt Richardson on Jun 28, 2006 · Updates
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Description

Located approximately 30 miles southwest of Austin, Reimer's Ranch provides an excellent selection of pocketed limestone sport climbs ranging from 5.5 to 5.14. The majority of the walls overlook the Pedernales river a short distance away which provides an excellent post-climb cool down in the summer.

In the past, climbers would usually be greeted by Milton Reimer or his wife, Joy, at the gate. For two dollars a person, one gained access to excellent climbing in a beautiful locale. The entry ticket contained the rules ("No naked parties, no beer drinkin", etc.).

Travis County recently purchased the property and began official operation on December 1, 2005. Starting in January of 2006, the park was open to the public 7 days a week (it was previously open only Thursday through Sunday) from sunrise to sunset. The current entry fee is $8.00 per car (so pack 'em in). Check out Travis County's website for Reimer's Ranch Park for more information on hours and fees.

EDIT (02/2013): The County has done a really nice job renovating the facilities at the park. There are now flush toilets and covered picnic areas at the climbers trailhead as well as more extensive restroom facilities at the mountain bike trailhead across the main road, including outdoor showers? The entry fee has been raised to $10 a car, so carpool.

EDIT (03/2020):  The entry fee is now $5 per person. A Travis County park entrance permit (from Pace Bend, for example) will still get you into the park.

Getting There

From Austin, take Highway 71 west. Turn left at FM 3238 (also known as Hamilton Pool Road). The entrance to the ranch will be approximately 12 miles down this road on the right.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Reimers Ranch

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 177
Eight Flake
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 70
Scott’s Pelotas
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 76
Back Flip
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 103
My Name is Mud
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 84
Hello Kitty
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 74
Water Ballet
Sport, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 77
Dead Cats Dont Meow
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 165
Prototype
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 74
T-Roofic Detour
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 74
Blowing Smoke at the Monkey
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 62
Crankenstein
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 108
Liposuction
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 63
Yertle the Turtle
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 53
Jade
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 48
Rain Dance
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Eight Flake Dr. Seuss / Prototype…
 177
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Scott’s Pelotas Dead Cats
 70
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Back Flip Dead Cats
 76
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
My Name is Mud Dead Cats
 103
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Hello Kitty Dead Cats
 84
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Water Ballet Dead Cats
 74
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Dead Cats Dont Meow Dead Cats
 77
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Prototype Dr. Seuss / Prototype…
 165
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
T-Roofic Detour T-Roofic Wall
 74
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Blowing Smoke at the Monkey Dr. Seuss / Prototype…
 74
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Crankenstein Crankenstein
 62
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Liposuction Sex Cave
 108
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Yertle the Turtle Dr. Seuss / Prototype…
 63
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Jade House of Pain
 53
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Rain Dance House of Pain
 48
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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