Join OWA any first Saturday of the month for a two hour hike and orientation of the most famous and some of the hard to find climbing routes. Rappel stations, anchors locations and popular climbing areas will also be in the tour. Have climbing routes you are interested in finding? Bring a list and we will happily show you where they are. Please meet the OWA guides at the restrooms with the showers inside the park at 10:00am. We recommend you bring water bottles, snacks, sunscreen and proper hiking shoes. You might also want to bring a camera, pencil and paper. No reservation required. ***As an added bonus, we will be providing FREE climber’s coffee from 9 a.m. until time of the tour. We will have cups but you are encouraged to bring your own mug as well. You’ll get a chance to hang out, drink coffee, and meet other climbers of all ages and experience. We will also have guidebooks available (yes, even the original Dome Driver) so you can flip through them while you sip. So bring your mug and we hope to see you there!***
Are you a climber that is interested in pursuing a career as a guide or improving your skills and knowledge? Join OWA in a 6 hour guide training at Reimers Ranch, located in the Texas Hill Country that will teach techniques and expand your climbing expertise. Some of the highlighted topics are lead climbing, building sport anchors, knot tying, teaching others to belay and how to be efficient when guiding any size group. This trip is led by an American Mountain Guides Association ( AMGA ) certified Single Pitch Instructor (SPI). You will learn tricks of the trade that rock climbing guides use in their own climbing time and when guiding others. This is a hands on training and you will be climbing, building anchors, practicing lead climbing, backing up new belayers and more. Some of these are the most advanced techniques being taught in Texas! After the clinic is over some of the OWA guides will be at Farmhouse Pizza at Jester King Brewery for a question and answer session as well as to enjoy some delicious pizza and drinks. (Transportation, food and drinks not included) Prerequisite: Basic rock climbing skills, ability to belay and have climbed a minimum of ten times indoors or outside. All participants are expected to have their own harness, helmet, belay device and climbing shoes. These can be rented from OWA with early notice. Pen and paper is suggested. What we do not provide: Transportation, cost of park entry fee, food, snacks, water and sunscreen. Training Starts at 9:30am. Please meet in the first main parking lot at Reimers Ranch a rock climbing destination in Central Texas owned by Travis County very near Austin Texas in Dripping Springs.
The focus of this course is rock climbing movement and basic rock climbing skills. Climbing with an experienced rock climbig guide and coach from Outpost Wilderness Adventure you’ll learn and practice the mechanics behind climbing smoothly, efficiently and with grace. We cover basic climbing techniques and moves as well as touching on more in depth skills to become proficient at moving up! This course is designed for first time to intermediate climbers, no previous experience is required. We will touch on the safety equipment needed for climbing with the main focus being on climbing techniques during this 6 hour class. This class is taught by a Rock Guide from OWA who has experience guiding climbing, coaching and teaching movement. Location Seismic Wall. Class meets where the Loop 360 crosses Barton Creek. Look for the Barton Creek Greenbelt Sign and meet at Trailhead.
General Information about climbing with OWA at the Greenbelt
>The Austin Greenbelt is a cherished resource for the Austin climbing community. Located right in the city, the band of limestone cliffs offer fantastic featured climbing perfect for the beginner and expert alike. Our guides are highly experienced and are happy to teach all the necessary skills to have a fun day of climbing. So whether you’re looking to learn something about climbing or just want to log some vertical feet and have a good time, you’ll find it with Outpost Wilderness down at the Austin Greenbelt.
For those who want to start building their professional career and become part of the AMGA this is the course for you! The course covers everything you need to know about climbing and working as an instructor in the gym environment: a great stepping-stone on your way to becoming a climbing guide. For more detailed information visit their