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Climbing in Austin, Tx - Joseph Gifford

 
Climbing in Austin, Tx - Joseph Gifford
 
November 10, 2011 - 
 

Austin, TX is where I live. I train at the Austin Rock Gym, and usually climb outside at Reimers Ranch, McKinney Falls, Enchanted Rock and sometimes the Green Belt. Austin, surprisingly, has lots of great climbing. It’s nothing compared to Waco Tanks or Rifle, but it’s still pretty good. Rock climbing outside in Austin is great in the winter but in the summer it’s problematic to climb in 100+ degree weather so I usually stick to the gym or Pace Bend (deep water, solo crag).The rock is mostly limestone pocket climbing along with granite at Enchanted Rock which is sharp and crimpy, for the most part. Climbing in Austin is impressive because there’s a lot of great outdoor climbing and all of it is within ten minutes to two hours away. Austin is just an all-around great city and I love it and I can’t wait to go out and climb some classic Austin rock climbs.

 

Climbing is a magnificent sport and it’s what I love to do. Climbing consumes my life and in a good way. I’m constantly training for the next big competition to place well and go further with my climbing career. Rock climbing is my muse and it’s what makes me enjoy life the most. I’m very excited that I can now be a part of the Five Ten Youth Team.

 

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