Climbing, Training and Weight Lifting
It’s time to open up your lungs and take in some of the freshest air possible. In order to get a breath of that clean air you’ll need to get a little higher up than usual. Climbing Texas offers you that opportunity! There are plenty of excellent options for climbing within the great state of Texas which means there’s something for everyone. You’re granted the perfect opportunity to bring the whole family along since you can find climbing spots that cater to just about every skill and experience level. From little known spots that locals will share with you once they warm up to you to huge state parks, the terrain in Texas is actually fairly diverse, so you’ll have your pick of amazing spots to elevate yourself with.
One of the coveted climbing spots in Texas is Franklin Mountains State Park. Located in El Paso County, this hot climbing spot attracts all levels of climbers from all over the world. This park was created by an Act of the Texas State Legislature in 1979 and features the stunning background view of City of El Paso to complement this fantastic climbing experience. Thanks to this legislature, this area is protected by law so that people may continue to visit long into the future to enjoy the natural features of this precious range. An interesting fact about the park? It’s actually the largest urban park in our country, measuring in at 24,247 acres—that’s approximately 37 square miles. And it’s all neatly and conveniently located within El Paso city limits.
Another climbing hot spot that you’ll regret if you miss is Lake Mineral Wells State Park. Situated around Lake Mineral Wells, you’ll not only get to experience a range of climbing difficulty levels in this area, you’ll also have the stellar reward of achieving a fantastic view of the lake once you get to the top of your climb!
If steep climbing is a little too intense for you or you’re worried about the younger members of your family then you’ll be glad to know that there are plenty of options for bouldering. Bouldering started as a way to practice traditional climbing maneuvers in a safer situation, but has grown to become an activity of its own. One of the main perks to this activity is that people with just about any experience level can find appropriate bouldering spots for their skills.
Of course, you may simply want to relax a little. Some more advanced adventurers will train long ahead of time with home gyms and weights. But there are plenty of peaceful hiking opportunities that grant gorgeous views and do not require any hardcore climbing skills. All you’ll need is a few walking sticks for you and your family and you’ll be all set.