RISING UP FROM the desert southwest of Austin, Enchanted Rock is the kind of mountain that captures the imagination. Both Native American legend and Texan folklore held the pink granite monolith to be a place of enchantment, home to ghosts and legendary Spanish treasures.
Most visitors to Enchanted Rock today are looking for something a little more corporeal. The rock draws outdoors enthusiasts of all stripes, hikers, cavers, and face climbers, as well as campers. What most of them find is a climb full of challenges and vistas that blow the Texas desert wide open.