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dynoguy


Nov 8, 2005, 12:41 AM
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Hueco Access  (North_America: United_States: Texas: West_Texas: Hueco_Tanks_State_Historic_Site)
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So what is it like down there. I know you need a guide to climb in 3/4 of the park. but how hard is it to get one? do we need to show up really early? And North Mountain is unguided, but there is a 70 person limit. is it difficult to get a reservation?
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Sup buddy

Spent a month there in Feb 05, my second month trip to Hueco since the climbing ban, only times i made reservations was for tours to west, east and east spur, but there's TONS on North for you to do. On North there's always walk on spots (10 I believe, line up at the gate) so you just have to be an early riser to get a spot, I just took it to being a night where I only drank 6-8 beers so I could wake up.
Be careful Hueco is very addictive you may not leave until the spring when the rattlesnakes and scorpions come out.
Oh and on your first day , stick to the easy classics (Ghetto Simulator, No one gets out of here alive) its better for your ego (at least it was for mine) Amazing problems, boost your confidence and you'll be in the loop when people talk about the "landing on Ghetto or its crimpy finish"
Have Fun
Keep Pullin Down
Cacophony
Also its not as closed as people think it is, oh and rest lots you'll need it, Hueco is harsh on the body and SKIN!


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Here's the park phone (915)857-1135


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How early should we get our reservations for guided tours or just to get into North Mountain?


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How early should we get our reservations for guided tours or just to get into North Mountain?
At this time of year, if you plan on being at North Mtn on a weekend, reservations are best made well in advance.

I am going on Dec. 3-4 and I made my reservations last week.


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how do you go about making reservations?


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how do I go about making reservations?


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Call 512-389-8900

When the first menu starts, hit 1. When the next menu starts, hit 1. When the next menu starts, hit 3. Listening to the full menus will suck 60 seconds out of your life that you will never get back.

Have a credit or debit card ready. Know the exact numbers of reservations (# of people, per day.) As a courtesy, if somebody bails on you, phone it in asap so people who might be waiting can snag the spot(s).

Good luck! It's high season right now, I reckon.


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Hey guys, thanks for all the helpful info!
two more questions.

What does it cost to make reservations?
Is the Hueco Rock Ranch the best place to camp? how much does that cost?


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$4/person/day.

Dunno on the Rock Ranch. We usually get a skeezy motel, cos we're kinda anti-social...


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looking for beta on how to get by the gate if reservations are full. which they are for January when i'll be out that way for work. i know there are walk ins 10 per day but i like to start at sunrise and end at sunset. so any secret parking spots may help. i don't carry a crash pad and i run real fast pm me thanks


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Jeopardizing access in a place like Hueco Tanks sounds like a great idea, and very beneficial to the rest of the climbing community. Grow up and wait at the gate in the morning.


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I called to make North Mountain reservations and they are booked solid until late january.

Can anyone recommedn alternatives? Any help would be great. I have researched a dozen web sites and even tried talking to Rob at HRR, with no luck.

I remember the first ten years or so I climbed at Hueco, mush less red tape, we just had to put up with fireworks being thrown in the fire on newyears!


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Dec 19, 2005, 5:58 AM
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Jeopardizing access in a place like Hueco Tanks sounds like a great idea, and very beneficial to the rest of the climbing community. Grow up and wait at the gate in the morning.

i have no problem doing this and i'll even pay double the amount! but if they are all booked and not letting people i will get in to climb! anyway i'll grow when you are able to keep UP


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It's dickheads like you who come in for one trip a year and think you're above the law because you're incapable of planning ahead that ruin it for everyone else. I don't care if you boulder V0 or V10, everyone else respects the rules at hueco, so don't fuck it up for the rest of us.


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MAn! you have to pay to a guide to go bouldering??? how good is this place to pay a guide to climb a simple boulder????

I donīt know you guys but i would go anywhere else but that place!!!

Itīs funny...pay a guide to boulder!!! jejejejejeejej.

sorry.

vicente


piton


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everyone else respects the rules at hueco, so don't f--- it up for the rest of us.

now that's funny, ha ha ha everyone . plus it's just bouldering not like it's real climbing


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funny old thread. Also I'm not sure if it just the last half decade, but I have noticed most climbers not being to concerned with rules, or laws for that matter. I think I have climbed illegally more than legally in the last 10 years, and in my mind it is the damn tort lawyers that screw it all up, not climbers who ignore access rules. If I climbed only where I was allowed, I would be able to climb at only 1 of the 20 cliffs I frequent. The way I see it, rocks are mine for the climbing, I will be courteos to all I meet (even dickhead landowners), I will pick up trash, I will leave no trace other than foot prints and chalk (and the ocasional sling or two), I will help anyone who needs help while I am there including bikers, hikers, and those idiot sport rappelers that give us bad names, but I will not obey no climbing signs. Whats nice though is that I don't screw it up for the rest of people because I never been charged with tresspassing. I have never had and issue and will continue to "f--- it up for the rest of you". I simply don't think I'm screwing it up for anyone, and infact at one cliff that is "closed" I am allowed to climb exclusivly since the landlord caught me tresspassing with a bag a garbage I picked up off his property. After a freindly conversation, he siad I could use his property. Also, i doubt everyone at hueco respects the rules, since you will never know otherwise.


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