Born out of a group of folks who simply love to climb, the Central Texas Mountaineers (CTM) has grown into an active advocacy group for not only climbing access to public and private land, but for the preservation of open public green spaces for all to enjoy. Founded in 1979, with its origins as the rock climbing section of the Sierra Club, CTM has evolved into a separate entity that promotes positive land stewardship to some of Austin’s more popular parks. Recently, CTM receives administrative support from The Austin Parks Foundation and has partnered with APF and The Access Fund for various common interest projects.
First and foremost, CTM is a rock climbing club, run by climbers for the benefit of the Austin climbing community. To this end, we take the initiative to have the following responsibilities:
- Pursue and secure climbing access to both public and private lands.
- Maintain good relationships with local and state governing bodies through positive land stewardship.
- Provide regular route maintenance for climbing safety.
- Enjoy climbing!