CENTRAL TEXAS CLIMBING COMMITTEE
This website was last modified on: September 16, 2021.
Annual Granite Gripper Climbing Competition
This is the longest running trad comp in North America and a fundraiser for the Friends of Enchanted Rock. All proceeds benefit Enchanted Rock State Natural Area.
The 29th Granite Gripper will be held on December 11, 2021. MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
The 28th Granite Gripper was held on December 7, 2019. What a success! Great turnout, perfect weather, tons of fun, no accidents/injuries, and we raised almost $8000 for Friends of Enchanted Rock!
The link to the results file for the 2019 Gripper is at the bottom of this page.
CTCC for 2020-2022
CTCC members serve for 2-year terms and the previous term ended on May 31, 2020. The CTCC members for the period of June 1, 2020 through May 31, 2022 are Bill Horton, Randy Judycki, Matt Markell, and John Myrick.
Climbing Management Plan has been Approved!
Posted June 10, 2017
After many years of editing and waiting by the CTCC, Texas Parks & Wildlife has approved the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area Climbing Management Plan (CMP).
This plan is the product of Texas State Parks staff and the Central Texas Climbing Committee through a Memorandum of Understanding, in place since 1993. The purpose of this plan is to provide a sustainable platform for the management of rock climbing activities at Enchanted Rock. The primary goal of this plan is to document policies, procedures and guidelines that have historically been applied to managing climbing activities at Enchanted Rock and to create a framework that allows equitable and sustainable use of the resource.
Four files can be downloaded from the bottom of this page:
- PDF of the full CMP
- PDF of the Fixed Protection Application Form (Appendix B of CMP)
- PDF of the Retro Application Public Input Form (Appendix C of CMP)
- PDF of the Historic Route Application Form (Appendix E of CMP)
The main effect of the approval of this CMP is that it lifts the moratorium on placement of new hardware. The form "Application for Placement of Fixed Protection" in Appendix B (Section 12) is to be submitted by anyone wishing to create a new bolted route, retrobolt an existing route, or remove existing hardware.