Join us on October 9th for an epic adventure into the wilderness to climb real cliffs! The Jungle Movement Academy is a movement temple to practice skills to use in the real world. However, what’s the point if you don’t actually use your skills beyond Jungle?
Now is your opportunity to learn how to climb with the pros. Safety is key to any ninja mission, so before we climb the walls, we will learn some of the following skills:
- Wearing a professional harness properly
- How to tie a figure 8 knot
- How to secure the rope to your harness
- Proper belay techniques
- Proper climbing lingo and communication
- Climbing wall etiquette
We will be leaving The Jungle Movement Academy by 8am on October 9th. Arrive at The Jungle as early as 7:30am, and no later than 7:50am.
Our bus will shuttle us there and back. We plan to be back at The Jungle no later than 2pm, but plan for some time delays.
If you’re riding with the Jungle Bus, we will guide you to the wall. If you’re curious exactly where the wall is at, read the following…
The climbing wall that we will be at is named Gus Fruh. It is a cliff located at the Austin Greenbelt, close to Barton Springs. Enter the following location into your google maps and it will take you to the trail head.
2642 Barton Hills Dr, Austin, TX
Parking is free along the side of the road. Upon entering the trail, there is a fork only a few hundred feet into the trail. Go right and follow the twisting trail down to the riverbed. Cross the river bed and you will be at the climbing wall. The climbing spots that we will be at are all the way to the right side (North side) of the wall. Let out a loud howl, and we will howl back if we can hear you! 🙂 Total hike time one way is about 10 minutes or less… not very long at all.
What do I need to bring?
- Durable, flexible athletic clothing. (Shorts and T-shirt is fine)
- Climbing shoes are highly recommended!!! You will have way more fun with climbing shoes. Normal shoes will not grip the wall as easily. Shop at REI for good climbing shoes. Their employees will help you find the right shoe that works for you.
- Regular hiking shoes/adventure sandals for the hike to and from the wall, and while you are not climbing.
- A large water bottle or thermos. We will bring extra water, but it’s always good to have your own!
- Hiking snacks. Cliff bars, trail mix, fruit, or whatever your heart desires while out in nature.
- Not mandatory, but a camping chair is always convenient to have. There is a lot of hanging out and waiting for your turn on the wall.
- A bag or backpack to carry your belongings in. Also, used as a trash bag (leave no trace).
- If you have your own climbing harness, bring it. We will provide harnesses for anyone who does not have one.