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Forrest Wilder is a senior editor at Texas Monthly. He covers politics, the outdoors, the environment, and what all. In a previous life, he served as editor of the Texas Observer. A native Texan who grew up in South Texas and the Hill Country, Forrest earned a bachelor’s from the University of Texas at Austin. He enjoys rock climbing, fishing, gardening, and spending time with his family. Send tips and fan mail to

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Travel & Outdoors|
January 22, 2024

Rock On, Texas!

No longer a niche subculture, climbing has attracted converts across the state. Senior editor Forrest Wilder explores the sport—from El Paso’s Hueco Tanks to the cliffs over Lake Marble Falls—and tries to tackle his own white whale.

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