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3 miles of terrain that would challenge even the pros. Near Burnet, TX
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Located approximately 30 miles southwest of Austin, Reimer's Ranch provides an excellent selection of pocketed limestone sport climbs ranging from 5.5 to 5.14. The majority of the walls overlook the Pedernales river a short distance away which provides an excellent post-climb cool down in the summer.
In the past, climbers would usually be greeted by Milton Reimer or his wife, Joy, at the gate. For two dollars a person, one gained access to excellent climbing in a beautiful locale. The entry ticket contained the rules ("No naked parties, no beer drinkin", etc.).
Travis County recently purchased the property and began official operation on December 1, 2005. Starting in January of 2006, the park was open to the public 7 days a week (it was previously open only Thursday through Sunday) from sunrise to sunset. The current entry fee is $8.00 per car (so pack 'em in). Check out Travis County's website for Reimer's Ranch Park for more information on hours and fees.
EDIT (02/2013):The County has done a really nice job renovating the facilities at the park. There are now flush toilets and covered picnic areas at the climbers trailhead as well as more extensive restroom facilities at the mountain bike trailhead across the main road, including outdoor showers? The entry fee has been raised to $10 a car, so carpool.
From Austin, take Highway 71 west. Turn left at FM 3238 (also known as Hamilton Pool Road). The entrance to the ranch will be approximately 12 miles down this road on the right.
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Elephant Man 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ E7 6c TX
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: Sex Cave
Start out on the big hanging blob with the crack jug at the back. You can climb the first bit either feet or head first depending on your preference. Once you reach the hanging rib that Lipo climbs you are able to get your feet lower than you hands. Traverse across this under the roof to difficult moves getting to the 4th bolt. Turn the lip here (Roman Orgy continues further and Donkey Lady exits earlier)and make a couple of difficult moves onto the face, this is probably the crux. Trundle easil...[more] Browse More Classics in TX
Latest Regional Forum Messages
|Comments on Reimer's Ranch
|By Steve Marr|
From: Colorado Springs, CO
Dec 15, 2006
You can download a number of .pdf topos for the climbing areas at Reimer's Ranch from the Texas Climbers web site (texasclimbers.com):
Reimer's Ranch Topos
Oct 22, 2011
What is the climbing like here in Dec-Jan? Sunny cliffs?,windy?,temps?
From: ABQ, NM
Oct 26, 2011
Jay, I believe that Prototype, House of Pain, Crankenstien etc. face either west or slightly NW and catch afternoon sun. Dead Cats, T-roofic, Tit for Tom face more West or SW and catch sun earlier. Sex Canyon and Cave face south though their steep nature provides shade in the summer, the Canyon probably gets sun in winter while the Cave probably does not. There are also a few routes across the canyon that face north and would not catch sun.
As far as temperatures go it has never been TOO cold for me to climb there and we visit often for Thanksgiving and Christmas. That said it can be cold and the humidity compared to NM will make it seem a bit colder. That said you could need down jackets to belay or it could be 70 degrees.
Wind has never been a problem when I've been there.
|By Sam A.|
Aug 12, 2013
Is there a best time of day to climb during the summer at Reimer's? A few friends want to go this weekend, but we're just wondering if there are some shadow chasing opportunities here. Thanks.
Aug 22, 2013
Sam, The best part of the day in August is morning and evening. The beauty of Reimers Ranch is that in the hottest part of the day you can take advantage of the river running in the area and cool off.
If you are going more in the mid day, I would suggest the North Shore area of Reimers, as it is in the shade the whole day. Plus they keep adding new routes there that haven't been polished by the high traffic.