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By Enchanted Rock State Natural Area’s pink-granite surfaces, seasoned mountaineers provide gear & lead outdoor climbing classes

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The best rock climbers have a good pair of shoes, a trustworthy belay partner, and a mother who hid the cookie jar on top of the roof. Feed your curiosity with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get an all-day introductory rock-climbing adventure from Rock-About at the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in Fredericksburg (a $100 value). Choose one of the following Saturdays for a scaling excursion:

  • September 24
  • October 1
  • October 8
  • October 15
  • October 29
  • November 5
  • November 12
  • November 19
  • November 26
  • December 3
  • December 10
  • December 17
  • December 31
  • January 7, 2012
  • January 14, 2012

Rock-About's staff of seasoned mountaineers guides novice grapplers on a tour of the vertical realm in the 101: Basic Climbing Skills class, which emphasizes safety, basic techniques, and teamwork. Fears of heights and cliff-dwelling goblins succumb to waves of adrenaline as climbers strap on provided helmets, climbing shoes, ropes, and harnesses for a full day of mountainside action. During the class, instructors demonstrate the most effective ways to massage Mother Nature’s craggy skin, teaching apprentices how to belay, put on harnesses, and voice proper climbing commands and sasquatch mating calls.

Nestled on Big Sandy Creek in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area greets climbers with 1,643.5 acres of natural splendor and pink-granite surfaces. Customers must schedule a climbing date and fill out the registration and release forms at least one week in advance, giving them ample time to camp out and commune with the spirits that haunt the park’s 425-foot batholith.

Rock About

When students sign on for a Rock About climbing class, they don't just learn to rope their way up mountainsides and trade banter with goats. The company's certified guides also educate clients about the cultural history and complex geology of the climbing sites. On climbing treks to Reimers Ranch Park, owner Adam Mitchell and his team teach top-roping and belaying techniques while exploring the notion that climbing allows humankind to commune safely with the earth's natural wonders. For those uneasy about vertical exploration, the guides offer non-climbing adventures such as interpretive hikes.

Customer Reviews

Had a great time. Adam was a great guide.
Catherine Z. · November 11, 2013
I will go back to Rock-about again!
Michael B. · October 28, 2013
Adam and Carlos were great. Very friendly and highly competent at teaching in a safe and fun environment.
David L. · October 9, 2013

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