Austin, Texas is blessed with alot of climbing in and near the city. See www.AustinClimbingBook.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 various Facebook groups such as Austin Climbing and the three local climbing gyms.
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 (rarely used now, but full of history and choss)
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/Blob (The 1958 or 1988 film.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dementor (from the Harry Potter books/films)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homonculus
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Arab (see description of his invisible slayer)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thing (from the Addams Family)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zombie (last but not least)
Here are websites describing and celebrating Mrock's major themes.
http://www.cthulhu-themovie.com/video.html (IT is coming...)
The monster-horror writings of H. P. Lovecraft:
The swords-and-sorcery writings of J. R. R. Tolkein:
http://www.amazon.com/ (order Children of Hurin; faster paced then most Tolkein books)
The Dungeons and Dragons(tm) and related games: