Learn lead climbing techniques and learn how to clean a route safely. You’ll gain the independence to get out of the gym and onto some real rocks!
- Most Popular Course!
- Climber 1 Individual
- Climber Group of 2
- Climber Group of 3 or more
Learn to climb in Texas
In this climbing day, we emphasize safety skills, basic climbing techniques, teamwork, trust, communication, and having a great time in a beautiful setting.
- Learn basic top rope safety; tie figure 8 knot, belay, communicate, and climbing technique
- Average Course 5 hours for The Greenbelt, Reimers, and Mineral Wells, 6 or more for Enchanted Rock, These are averages, you can go longer or shorter depending on your group
- Meeting information and checklist of needs for the day sent upon confirmation
- No park reservation needed for Enchanted Rock
- No minimum age, however be sure younger kids are ready for dealing with fears associated with height
- Climbing gear included, no gear rental fees
Not just for beginners. If you’re looking for a day of climbing this is what you are looking for. We can push any level at any of the locations and we work with the clients that are in front of us. This is not your hokey tourist trap. We really aim to show everyone a good, fun challenge.
Most people complete six to eight climbs in this first session. Allow for at least four to five hours for your climbing day, sometimes five to six for Enchanted Rock. We’re not so concerned about the clock but about safely introducing you to the thrilling sport of rock climbing! You’re not just learning the basics of safety; you’re getting on the rock and giving it your all.
Our experienced and encouraging climbing staff focus the climbs around your growing skills so you feel safe yet challenged during your awesome beginner climbing adventure. This is a great idea for families, friends, partners, and, well, whoever wants to have a great time together and learn to trust and encourage each other.
All of Rock-About lead instructors are Minimally certified as AMGA Single Pitch Instructors and the Owner is an AMGA Certified Rock Guide and AMGA SPI Provider.
We offer this Texas climbing course at Enchanted Rock, Reimer’s Ranch, Mineral Wells State Park, and the Austin Barton Creek Greenbelt. Courses are offered every day at 8:15 a.m.
Gear Included in Your Beginner Climbing Course: Helmets, climbing shoes, harnesses, and ropes
Payment required to confirm class. 72-hour cancellation notice required for refund of deposit minus a $20 service fee. Rainouts will be called by Rock-About guides the day of the class. If class is canceled, fees will be refunded or held for a rain check.
Enchanted Rock is the premier location for climbing in most of Texas. Near Fredericksburg, Texas, Enchanted Rock is only about two hours from both Austin and San Antonio so it is a great place to get out of the city to enjoy the outdoors. After you’re done climbing with us you can hit up one of the great German restaurants or take a wine tour the next day with Tour Texas Wine.
We teach anyone of any age to rock climb at Enchanted Rock. From the many Boy Scouts we have taught to those who have gone on to climb on El Capitan. Enchanted Rock climbing has no rival to its beautiful pink granite and Texas Hill Country views. Your adventure starts here with us.
If you are looking to learn and use your Traditional climbing techniques, Enchanted Rock is the best place in the area. Many people treat E-Rock (its endearing name) as a training ground for multi-pitch and big wall climbing because of its crack and aid climbing possibilities. Rock-About has guided rock climbers at Enchanted Rock for many years and we know you’ll appreciate the breathtaking experience.
Milton Reimer’s Ranch Travis County Park is a limestone jewel that has become a favorite crag for the local climbing community. Being only about 40 minutes from downtown Austin, Reimer’s offers gorgeous adventures without having to travel a great distance to enjoy the rock climbing that Rock-About offers.
Reimer’s Ranch climbing has happened at this park since the early 90s when the Reimer family was gracious to allow climbing on their beautiful land. Set on the banks of the Pedernales River and cut by one of the most lush springs in the Texas Hill Country. Eventually the family was ready to move on and sought out the Travis County Parks system and this climbing location has been under their ownership since 2005. Also, in that same purchase was a new area, called The North Shore where tons of new climbing has become available in recent time. The climbing at Reimer’s is some of the best limestone cragging in the country.
Having climbs varying from easy to world-class hard, this locale tests a first-time climber or the pro alike. The Central Texas Mountaineers maintain hardware so you can be rest assured that you are clipping onto good bolts and chains.
Rock-About has been guiding and climbing at Reimer’s Ranch since the very beginning. Also, many of the routes at this park have been bolted by RA folks. We pride ourselves on knowledge of this awesome crag and ability to teach our clients how to climb on limestone successfully. After a fun day of climbing you can enjoy their many trails on a mountain bike, fish for small mouth bass in the Pedernales, and take a dip in the river to cool off in summer. The beauty, climbing, and a guided trip with Rock-About make this a worthwhile adventure for everyone.
The Barton Creek Greenbelt is the closest location to Austin for climbing at about eight minutes from downtown. Nestled on the banks of the Barton Creek (when there is water), this climbing destination is a great location to learn especially if your time or transportation strapped. Seismic Wall and Gus Fruh wall are favorites for us to teach at, though there are many others to choose from.
Climbing development started in this area in the early 80s and still sees some new climbs go in every year. Adam has bolted quite a few routes here and is very involved as a volunteer to keep all of the hardware safe for all the climbers that use the gear.
Rock-About has taught hundreds of people on these walls and enjoys climbing themselves on a weekly basis for training and a darn good time.
Mineral Wells State Park is about 1 hour west of Fort Worth. The are offers some really interesting climbing on a sandstone conglomerate type of rock. The area is suited to beginners to intermediate but is definitely a great place to learn climbing outdoors. You’ll want to take advantage of the lake just a short hike away but the crag is really shaded for summer months. More info at the park can be found here: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lake-mineral-wells.