Climbing campout: HUGE cypress trees in central TX

Tom Dunlap

Here from the beginning
On the weekend of July 13-15 I'm planning a campout at Krause Springs

Like a lot of place names in central Texas this one has a unique pronunciation: Krausie Springs ;)

The cypress there are HUGE!!! The bare trunks are probably 80-90' and the tops are probably 120 and more. This area has been in the Krause family for three generations so the trees haven't been logged.

My plan is to go there early Friday or maybe even Thursday night and stake out a spot for us to camp together. If anyone needs camping gear let me know.

The fees for camping are cheap. Everyone will have to sign waivers. Be self sufficient for climbing. I'm going to bring a lot of extra gear along. Bring long ropes and lots of rope! Mark your gear...mine is already painted pink so don't choose that color!

The ascents/descents will be easiest using SRT. Traverses and in-tree could be done DdRT I guess.

If you have any questions ask away!