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Unveiling the Thrill: Austin’s Top Rock Climbing Destinations near Denver, Colorado - Boulder Canyon

March 11, 2024
Austin Wolff

Greetings, fellow adventurers! As a seasoned rock climber and former resident of Austin, Texas, I have the privilege of sharing some of my favorite climbing walls and routes from around the United States. Today, I'm excited to share my insights about the best rock climbing areas in my former home of 8 years Austin, Texas starting with the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Strap on your harness and chalk up your hands as we delve into the heart-pounding world of rock climbing in the Lone Star State.

Boulder Canyon

Urban Climbing Oasis

If you prefer an urban escape without venturing too far from Austin, Barton Creek Greenbelt is your go-to destination. This area offers many great crags and routes hidden throughout the limestone cliffs of the Greenbelt. The unique blend of natural beauty and challenging climbs makes it a favorite among locals and seasoned climbers alike. Some of my favorite walls, crags and routes in Austin, Texas include:

*** Please note that this is not the full list of available climbs at any of these walls or the total list of climbs I have done here. However, these are all routes that I have climbed and would recommend to someone else.

***Check out Mountain Project to view a full list of all the available climbs at the Barton Creek Greenbelt.

a. Cascade Crag

        1. Spooked (5.10a)

         2. Quick Silver (5.10c)

         3. Fire and Rain (5.10b)

         4. Reunion (5.8)

b. Animal World

         1. Free Willie (5.11a)

         2. Animation (5.8)

         3. Isn't Life Strange (5.11b/c)

         4. Animal Magnetism (5.11c)

         5. Unfamiliar Strangers (5.9+)

c. Tiers of Avalon

         1. Lust (5.10c)

         2.Mists of Avalon (5.10a)

         3. Marquis de Sade (5.10c)

         4.Sword in the Stone (5.9+)

Upper Dream Canyon

a. Dream Dome




b. The Icon




c. Oceanic Wall




d. The Terrace





Pack your gear, gather your climbing buddies, and embark on an adventure that will test your limits and leave you craving for more. Austin's rock climbing scene is thriving, and there's no better time than now to become a part of this exciting journey.

Austin, Texas, might not be synonymous with rock climbing, but the climbing community here knows the hidden treasures that await. From limestone cliffs to granite boulders, the diversity of climbing experiences in and around Austin is truly remarkable. Whether you're a beginner seeking your first ascent or an experienced climber looking for a new challenge, these rock climbing areas will not disappoint.

So, climb on and embrace the thrill of the ascent in the heart of Texas!

Keep sending, Austin Wolff

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Austin Wolff

I want to be that driving force to bring about the indomitable spirit within every climber and inspire them in breaking every shackle that limits one to reach their full potential! It's the journey I’m all excited to share, from training the enthusiasts as beginners to fostering some of the best climbers in the world. Through providing thrilling opportunities for striving souls, I want to guide and nurture them along the journey dedicatedly. Together, we'll enjoy this wild ride, crush new challenges, and create great memories to cherish for a lifetime

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Austin and his cat Link at the Garden of the Gods