There are as many different types of vacationers as there are snowflakes, and while many travelers may want a relaxing and serene getaway from their Dripping Springs journey, many others prefer adventure and excitement around every corner, knowing they won’t feel satisfied and content with their time in Texas unless they spend more than a few hours partaking in adventures that make them breathe harder and their heart beat faster! Fortunately, a visit to Dripping Springs will provide something for everyone, and if you are of the daredevil sort, perhaps we can interest you in some exciting Dripping Springs rock climbing adventures. Spend your daylight hours pitting man against rock, scaling your way to the peaks of granite cliffs, and spend your nights relaxing and recharging in our I Love Dripping Springs serene sanctuaries! This guide to rock climbing in Dripping Springs will help you build an itinerary that fulfills the thrill seeker that lies so not deep inside your soul, while also giving you an opportunity to visit many of the towns that make up Texas Hill Country.
Rock Climbing in Dripping Springs in the Austin Greenbelt
The Austin Greenbelt stretches out for over 7 miles, providing a multiple of climbs that increase in difficulty. Attempt them on your own if you are a skilled climber, but if you are a little unsure, (or a lot unsure!) Texas Climbing Adventures offers a variety of classes and tours guaranteed to help you find your feet on the cliffs that make up such a prominent part of Texas Hill Country. Offering Beginner: Top Rope, Intermediate: Introduction to Lead Climbing, and Advanced: Introduction to Anchor Building and Cleaning courses, they also provide the gear you will need if you don’t have your own.
Reimer’s Ranch, 23610 Hamilton Pool Road in Dripping Springs
The limestone cliffs of Reimer’s Ranch have offered some of the most popular rock climbing locations since the 1990s and the routes range from beginners to world class difficulty levels that, to be quite honest, scare us more than a little! If you are braver than we—and that isn’t a high bar—the views from the top will take your breath away, and the climb will satisfy the daredevil that lies within your soul.
Enchanted Rock, 1671 Ranch Road 965 in Fredericksburg
While you are exploring Texas Hill Country, a visit to Enchanted Rock—a dome shaped granite outcropping that has anchored the region for one billion years—should definitely be added to your Dripping Springs rock climbing itinerary! Offering routes that range from beginner to expert, this natural landmark is ideal for slab and crack climbing, and if you take a little time to explore its magical history before or after your climb, you may be surprised at all you learn.
Monster Rock, 2208 Pace Bend Road S in Spicewood
The Pedernales River is a key landmark in Texas Hill Country, running through parks and ranches and providing fun activities as well as a scenic backdrop to whatever adventure you are enjoying, including rock climbing in the limestone canyon where Monster Rock is located. A rock climbing park owned by the Texas Climbers Coalition, the park is open every day of the week during daylight hours, and rock climbing access is absolutely free.
Rock n’ Yoga
For a unique twist to your climbing adventures Texas Climbing Adventures also offers a class that combines the heart pounding thrills of the climb with the serenity of namaste! Rock n’ Yoga, held at Reimer’s Ranch, begins each climb with a one-hour yoga class and ends with another 30 minutes of peaceful movement. Learn how to breathe properly when seeking each new handhold and walk away from your day on the mountain with a greater appreciation of both sports!
Crux Climbing Center Central, 6015 Dillard Circle #B
Not all climbing adventures have to take place outdoors, and Crux Climbing Center Central in Austin offers the perfect example. This indoor rock climbing gym offers classes, gear, even yoga classes, saunas, a kids’ area, and a lounge space! Fine tune your rock climbing skills by taking private climbing lessons or join the crowds and take their Bouldering Basics class, one that can teach you the finer points of climbing before you set out on your own. Texas Climbing Adventures has joined forces with Crux Climbing Center, offering a class called Gym to Crag, which helps climbers take what they have learned in the center and move it to the great outdoors.
No Rocks or Climbing Needed
After a day spent climbing new heights on granite, limestone, or plastic “mountains,” coming home to I Love Dripping Springs will help bring you down to earth, offering comfort, luxury, and a quiet peace that will be the part of your Texas vacation you remember most. Reserve your favorite escape today!