About Us

The Texas Mountaineers is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of climbing activities, education and stewardship in the North Texas area. We offer beginner and intermediate classes and have frequent climbing trips to climbing areas in Texas and the surrounding states.The club was originally formed in 1978 as an extension of the Dallas Sierra Club, Dallas Rock Climbing Section (DRCS). In 1988, the DRCS became the Texas Mountaineers, establishing itself as an independent organization from the Sierra Club during a period of significant growth in membership. We are now a diverse group of nearly 200 climbing enthusiasts.

When it comes to climbing, the Texas Mountaineers are a passionate climbing group with members ranging in experience from simple top-roping to big-wall climbing to big alpine climbs such as the Matterhorn in the Swiss Alps. Our local stomping grounds include places like the Wichita Mountains, Quartz Mountain, Horseshoe Canyon Ranch, Enchanted Rock, and Reimer’s Ranch. Want to go someplace else?  All you have to do is jump on our forum and plan a trip. More than likely you will find another member who will join in on the fun.

Make sure you check out the classes we offer, our club calendar, and connect with us on our FaceBook page. We’re always looking for new members passionate about climbing, so if you’re ready to take the plunge and learn how to climb, head on over to our membership page and get started.


William Spearman


Don Meier


Melissa Anderson


Jet Regan

At-Large Members:

Kevin Earls
Lance Snead

Outings Coordinator:

Gardner Hui

Sustainable Bolt Management:

Kevin Earls
Gardner Hui
Gary Ballard

Training and Instruction:

Stan Jones
Gary Ballard
Todd Crocker

Operations & Safety Officer:

Stan Jones


Beth Smith


Jay De Leon


Lance Snead