Open daylight hours every day (Mon-Sun). Call/text/email/facebook-msg me in advance or when you're on your way (512-658-2275; firstname.lastname@example.org). Email me your signed release form at email@example.com (or mail to John Hogge, 1010 Bee Creek Road, Spicewood, TX 78669).
I charge $5 per person per day. I no longer accept cash at the property; please paypal me:As an option, you can pay for both yourself and others in your party. If fewer people show up than you planned, I do not do refunds unless you are from out of town or never plan to return. Instead just credit your overages on a future trip or trips to Monster Rock.
Rain Beta: Lovecraftian Madness Wall dries out as fast as Reimers. The pit dries out fast like that only if winds are up and humidity is low; otherwise most of the pit takes a day of no-rain to fully dry. Typically the next day you can count on the following set of routes being dry:
No climbers under the age of 18 unless supervised by a parent experienced in lead climbing. No children visiting who would not be safe on the tall, steep ladders.
No dogs are allowed due to ladder access and limited space.
No glass containers.
Pack in/pack out, especially cigarette butts.
No illegal activities of any kind on the property.
Do not trespass onto neighboring lots. Avoid noise and congregation near thei
You must sign and deliver a release form before climbing here. Click here: http://www.freewebs.com/johnhogge/releaseformguidebook.htm.
Bring sport climbing equipment plus:
Two stick-clips are kept on-site for your use.
Mrock access is by appointment only; all others are trespassing. It's at 2208 Pace Bend Road South, Spicewood, TXZ 78669. There's a small "Monster Rock" sign out front.
From San Antonio:
Take the loop to 281 and go North for 65 miles. Go east on 71 for 16 miles. Go over the
and take a left on 2322 (aka Pedernales Bridge Pace Bend Rd.). Then see #6 above.
Do not park on road right-of-way outside the gates—you’ll be towed. If parking is full, chill at a nearby restaurant or head to Pace Bend park or Reimers. Reimers is 35 minutes away.
The property is narrow and long with parking spots nestled in trees on both sides of the dirt drive, from the gate to the shed & shack. Walk down hill between two houses to the
The ladders terminate at a big ledge with scramble-downs to access Lovecraftian Madness Wall and various boulder problems. Or you turn back to the main cliff to access J.R.R. Tolkein Wall, which has just two pairs of routes separated by Earth Elemental Boulder. Turn left and scramble down into the Pit Fiend Pit to access Dungeons & Dragons Wall and Horror Movie Wall.