Allow Rock Climbing
  • Petitioned City of San Marcos

This petition was delivered to:

City of San Marcos
City Council - Place 3
John Thomaides
Director of Community Services
Rodney Cobb
City Council- Place 1
Kim Porterfield
Council Member - Place 2
Jude Prather
Council Member - Place 5
Ryan Thomason
Council Member - Place 4
Wayne Becak
City Council Member - Place 6
Shane Scott
Mayor
Daniel Guerrero

Allow Rock Climbing

    1. Petition by

      Central Texas Mountaineers

Climbers will visit Weiders Wall in Purgatory Park from San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, and Austin. These visitors will spend money at local businesses and increase sales tax revenues.

Climbing is allowed by the City of Austin Parks Department, Travis County Parks Department, City of San Antonio Parks Department, Texas Parks and Wildlife, etc. San Marcos Parks Department is the only government run park system in Texas to completely ban climbing.

Boy Scouts will be able to earn their rock climbing badge climbing here

Climbing on this cliff has established historic use prior to the purchase by the City.

Climbers are committing to do volunteer trail work and invasive species removal in the park. They have proven in other parks to be the most reliable volunteer group.

There is no additional cost to the City. Central Texas Mountaineers and Access Fund will cover the cost of signage and replacement of current fixed climbing anchors as long as the climbing area remains open.

In a time when many people have health problems from lack of exercise we should encourage opportunities for physically active hobbies such as rock climbing
Rock Climbing fits in with Mountain Biking and Whitewater Kayaking in San Marcos’ image as fun place to live and visit.

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    • Dylan Houser SAN MARCOS, TX
      • 8 months ago

      Besides the obvious perks of allowing climbing in San Marcos, there is a certain passion that we all have for the sport and the well being of our surroundings. As stated in this article, we want to preserve our green spaces, but utilize them as well. I believe it will be a wonderful change and could bring about certain small businesses supporting the sport and outdoor activities.

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    • Thomas Martin AUSTIN, TX
      • 8 months ago

      I love San Marcos but right now I only go to go tubing or paddling on the river. It would be awesome if they brought another thing that I love to another city I love that is close to where I live.

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    • Curren Frasch SAN MARCOS, TX
      • 8 months ago

      Climbing can be a fun and safe activity/sport which is great for team building and social interactions. Climbing was an integral part of my childhood.

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    • Fidel Goytia EL PASO, TX
      • 9 months ago

      Not only to me, this is important to the whole state of texas, having such an high obesity rate among teens, the state should do more to provide places for outdoor recreation, to allow the community to be more active. This will have the snowball effect. One climber will bring another climber an d a non climber, eventually there will be enough people who went from sedentary lifestyles to active thanks to this petition.

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    • Matt Suker THE WOODLANDS, TX
      • 9 months ago

      Bring safety to this wall. Students who find this wall tend to scramble/free solo here with no knowledge of the sport. Also a local crag soul be sweet

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