"Climb Enchanted Rock" Llano Things to Do Tip by Stargazer1

Llano Things to Do: 8 reviews and 12 photos

  Starting to climb Enchanted Rock
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  • Starting to climb Enchanted Rock - Llano
      Starting to climb Enchanted Rock
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  • Looking up to the top - Llano
      Looking up to the top
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  • Enjoying the view from the top - Llano
      Enjoying the view from the top
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  • If we can climb this thing, just about anyone can - Llano
      If we can climb this thing, just about anyone can
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  • My son, by technical climbers relaxing after climb - Llano
      My son, by technical climbers relaxing after climb
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You can follow the path/trail, and take an easy hike up the rounded face of Enchanted Rock to get a great view of Central Texas/Hill Country. For those more adventurous, you can walk around to the back, and do a technical climb with rope and pitons up the sheer face of the back.
A bit of geological information. Enchanted Rock is Pre-Cambrian in age, among the oldest rocks on Earth (oldest age classification). It is igneous granite, but weathers gray, so you only see the individual crystals on new broken edges/faces. It's actually made of a particular type of granite called Llanite (after the town of Llano), and is particular in that it has blue phenocrysts of feldspar. This is the heart of the Central Texas Uplift.

Directions: Outside Llano. Follow the signs.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 24, 2006
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