Elevation: 1,042 ft
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Shared By: kovacs69 on Jul 14, 2011
Admins: Hank Caylor, Matt Richardson, LeeAB Brinckerhoff
Access Issue: CLOSED Details


This beautiful area, located on a bend of the Brazos River in North Texas, has a selection of over 90 short, bolted routes, with the potential for many more. Bolting began in November of 2002. Some of the routes have loose rock on them, so be careful. There is an overhung cave with the first 5.12 named Columbia, bolted Feb. 1 ,2003. POB is full of several good boulders. Most of the bolted routes now are vertical, and up to 5.12 in difficulty. POB was closed for a few years but has recently re-opened to climbing.

A pdf guide can be found at the following link:
POB Guide

Getting There

From Mineral Wells Texas: Go West out of town on HWY 180. Just west of town, head North/Northwest on 337, towards Graham. After about 25 miles on this road, and just after you cross the county line, look for the open gate across the highway from a gravel pit. If you get to Graham then you have gone too far. Make sure you stop at the house to pay. The entrance for POB is at the GPS location.

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Zach Wahrer
Bozeman, MT
Zach Wahrer   Bozeman, MT  
Be aware that it is currently $10 per person, per day for climbing at POB. Jul 24, 2011
Scott Strong
Dallas, TX
Scott Strong   Dallas, TX
There is a box in front of the house that holds waivers and envelopes to put money in. There is a slot on the back of the box in which to place the envelopes. A sign-in sheet is located next to the box.

It's $6 a night to camp, which is helpful for beating the heat.

When Filibuster Creek is dry, the creek bed reflects the heat up and it gets pretty toasty in the shade. Aug 31, 2011
Scott Strong
Dallas, TX
Scott Strong   Dallas, TX
I have been adding info for the climbs directly from the guidebook, but I will need to go back and re-write the entries for the climbs. A friend of Jimmy's had given me tacit approval to pull the beta from the guidebook but there could be some potential legal issues to do so even if I cite the original work. So I will be going back and updating the climbs with my own words. Sep 5, 2011
wankel7   Indiana
Facebook page for POB is up:
www.facebook.com/climbPOB Sep 19, 2011
Scott Strong
Dallas, TX
Scott Strong   Dallas, TX
It seems that some folks feel that $10 is too much to pay for a day of climbing. This continues to be a problem at POB. If you can't afford to pay for climbing or you don't think you should have to pay to use someone's private property, then just don't go to POB. Climbers trespassing will ruin it for everyone. Freddie is watching, he writes down plate numbers and keeps track of who goes in and out. Don't be a moron. May 22, 2012
Tyler Garrett
Dallas, TX
Tyler Garrett   Dallas, TX
The only hard cave climb anywhere around Dallas... but the owners are absolutely terrible. I went one time and set 5 bouldering problems that were v3 to v7.
It's not worthwhile to camp, just do a day climb and leave. I can't convince any of my climbing friends to go back.
I don't think they let people climb there anymore, I heard someone got hurt.
Austin isn't that far away. Jul 1, 2013
POB is closed to climbing and camping. Check Facebook. Jul 7, 2013
Ryan Ray
Weatherford, TX
Ryan Ray   Weatherford, TX
From the Landowners Facebook.....

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 Jul 8, 2013
mario stanley
Dallas, Texas
mario stanley   Dallas, Texas
Bold Text Hey everyone this area is close please do not climb here the locals are working hard to get it re-open thanks for respecting the area guys. Feb 11, 2015
NOTICE: This is to remind climbers, and clarify on behalf of the landowner, that Paradise On The Brazos (also known as 'P.O.B.') is presently closed to public access for ANY unauthorized activities, including rock climbing. The landowner is well within his legal rights to control access to his land and prohibit certain specific activities there. Individuals or groups entering P.O.B. for ANY purpose without express permission from the landowner are considered to be trespassing. 'No Trespassing' signs are posted at several highly-visible locations on the property, beginning at the main entrance. Recently, additional 'No Trespassing' signs have been added along the creek forming the eastern border of the former climbing area, to warn unauthorized climbers who intend to enter stealthily from the adjacent property. The neighboring landowner is cooperating in this effort to control trespassing. P.O.B. remains closed to the public until further notice. Please respect this policy. May 8, 2015
Just a reminder: PoB is still closed to the public. Unless you have received permission from the actual landowner, do not come out here to climb. I don't care what your friends have told you or what you've seen on social media. The land owner has caught people coming out here to climb that he doesn't know and never gave permission to and he isn't very happy about it. Jan 18, 2018