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Allow Rock Climbing

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.

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


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