Rock Climbing and Rappelling

Rock Climbing and Rappelling in Texas State Parks

Several state parks offer rock climbing and rappelling. Check with park staff before heading to a park to climb; restrictions may apply.

Find rock climbing events.

State Parks with Rock Climbing

Climbing Tips:

  • Mental preparation is an important part of the rock-climbing experience
  • Proper conditioning and warming up for the physical challenge will help keep sprains and strains to a minimum
  • Check equipment frequently to ensure that all is in proper working condition
  • Always wear a helmet
  • Always bring enough gear for the climb
  • Always check knots, rope and belay devices and anchors
  • Always pay attention


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