2019 on-line registration is CLOSED!
Come out to Enchanted Rock and spend the weekend. We have special permission once again to camp at the pavilion this year. This registration page closed on the morning of December 6 but you can still register at the event for $45.
The 28th Granite Gripper will be held on December 7, 2019, so make your plans to be there. Rules have changed this year. There will be separate competitions for bouldering and for roped climbing. The competitions will be judged on points based on route difficulty with 5 boulder problems or 5 roped routes. The list of boulder problems will be published well ahead of the competition so you can work on your problems. The boulder problem list will be emailed to those who preregister and can be downloaded from the bottom of this page. The route list for roped climbs will be handed out the morning of the event, as is tradition. Prizes will be awarded to top female and male finishers in the following categories. Gear prizes go to the top 3 in each category plus the coveted belt buckle to top female and male in the open roped division.
- Youth (12 and under)
- Recreational (5.8 and under or V1 and under)
- Advanced (5.10 and under or V3 and under)
- Open (all grades)
In addition, we have a super-fun, high-energy speed climb that is open to all.
FOOD MENU: Breakfast tacos and coffee available on Saturday morning for donations. Saturday dinner will include roasted/grilled chicken, rice, beans, salads, cookies. Vegetarian options available. Please buy your meal tickets in advance so we will have enough food.
Free Camping on Friday and Saturday nights at the pavilion. The cost of camping is included in your registration. We have reserved the pavilion from Friday afternoon through Sunday.
Purchase park entrance day passes at the pavilion (cash or check, and we hope to be able to take credit cards). If you have a TPWD annual parks card, you can use it with us at the pavilion. Day use fee is $7 per person for 13 and over; under 13 is free.
Please carpool since parking at the pavilion is limited.
There is extremely limited to no connectivity in the park, but new for this year, we plan to be able to take credit cards with a Square card reader. Since we have not yet tried out this system, please bring cash or checks as backup to buy anything at the Gripper, including coffee, breakfast tacos, onsite registrations and meal tickets, extra t-shirts, extra raffle tickets, silent auction items.
DOGS: Please leave your dogs at home. Dogs are not allowed at the climbing areas and not allowed to be left in cars or tents while you climb.
Schedule for the day is:
7:00 am - registration opens and all climbers sign a waiver
Grab some breakfast tacos and coffee before you head out to climb.
Boulderers can sign in, get their scorecards, and leave to start climbing.
8:45 am - mandatory roped climbers' orientation - hand out the lists and scorecards for roped climbs.
9:00 am - climbing begins
4:00 pm - bouldering scorecards are due at the registration table
5:00 pm - roped climbing scorecards are due at the registration table
6:00 pm dinner, silent auction of great gear donated by our sponsors, awards ceremony, program
Registration & Waiver Form: If you are an adult, you can fill out the form on Saturday morning at the pavilion. If you are a minor climbing without your parent or guardian, please download the Registration Form, have your parent or guardian sign it, and bring it on Saturday.
Download the 2019 Granite Gripper Information and Rules.
You have to wait until the morning of the event to see this year's list of rope routes and points.
Download the 2019 Granite Gripper flyer.
Download the 2019 Granite Gripper Bouldering List.
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