Monster Rock climbing area

Come Slay These Beasties!

Austin Climbing Links

Austin, Texas is blessed with alot of climbing in and near the city.  See www.AustinClimbingBook.com, www.erockonline.com and www.bloodyflapper.com  for information about the areas.  Austin climbing seems less by partner and more by group.  New climbers can tap into this at:

www.groups.yahoo.com/Group/Austin_Climbers

www.groups.yahoo.com/Group/ClimbingBuddies

www.groups.yahoo.com/Group/Austin_Bouldering

www.groups.yahoo.com/Group/sheclimbs-austin

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=6001574402 "Austin Rock Climbers" facebook group is active for organizing outings, started by highschool agers but the age appears to be expanding.

and at our fine local climbing gyms:

www.austinrockgym.com

Fun climber websites:

https://www.facebook.com/monsterrockclimbing?ref=hl "Monster Rock" facebook page is useful for occasional MR news and weather reports. As with any page, you won't see all posts unless you click Like, visit the page, hover mouse over "Liked" and click Notifications.

www.erockonline.com (the Forums have the most active discussions, photos, and videos, among Austin area climbers)

www.texasclimber.com (from Austin by Rock About climbing guide service)

www.pimpinandcrimpin.blogspot.com (from several folks formerly from Oklahoma. Their blog has been inactive but should be fun reading.)

www.merrickales.com (from Austin by Merrick Ales)

Fun

Funny pictures from Mrock: http://www.freewebs.com/johnhogge/pixfunatmrock.htm

Mrock's Gallery of Holds: http://www.freewebs.com/johnhogge/pixgalleryofholds.htm

Monster-related websites: www.dailymonster.com

So what the heck are all these monsters anyway?  What's a Cthulhu?  Here is info on monsters residing at Monster Rock:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azathoth

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balrog

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beholder

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berserker

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blob (The 1958 or 1988 film.)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cousin_Itt

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crawling_Chaos

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cthulhu

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dementor (from the Harry Potter books/films)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dracula

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gelatinous_Cube

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghost

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ghoul

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goblin

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gorgon

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Slime

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grendel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray_Ooze

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hastur

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herman_Munster

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homonculus

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leatherface

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lich

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Arab (see description of his invisible slayer)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mi-go

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_Flayer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mummy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necromancer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyarlathotep

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orc

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shoggoths

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shub-Niggurath

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Specter

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thing (from the Addams Family)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Troll

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vampire

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vecna

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Werewolf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wraith

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie (last but not least)

 

Major Themes

Here are websites describing and celebrating Mrock's major themes.

Horror Movies:

http://www.cthulhu-themovie.com/video.html (IT is coming...)

http://www.imdb.com/chart/horror

http://www.horrormovies.com/

http://www.best-horror-movies.com/

http://www.monstersagogo.com/monsters/page2.html

The monster-horror writings of H. P. Lovecraft:

http://www.hplovecraft.com/

http://www.cthulhulives.org/toc.html

The swords-and-sorcery writings of J. R. R. Tolkein:

http://www.tolkiensociety.org/

http://www.tolkientown.com/

http://www.tolkienestate.com/

http://www.amazon.com/ (order Children of Hurin; faster paced then most Tolkein books)

The Dungeons and Dragons(tm) and related games:

http://www.wizards.com/dnd

http://www.runescape.com/

http://www.wizards.com/magic

Mythology

http://www.pantheon.org/

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