Rupesh Chhagan attempting Om Shanti (project), a direct start to Block Party (5.13a) on the Insect Wall, Reimers Ranch. Merrick AlesTexas is known for its private-land rights and its lack of public space to recreate on—more than 95 percent of the state is private. Sure, the Lone Star state has a handful of famous public climbing areas, including the granite domes of Enchanted Rock, the adventurous limestone of Big Bend National Park, and the syenite porphyry boulders of Hueco Tanks.
Texas continues to dominate the nation’s wind energy production, adding far more generating capacity than any other state last year and having more installed wind power capacity than all but five countries in the world, the U.S. Energy Department reported Thursday.
It’s not every day that people who dream of reaching for the stars actually get to. But Scott Bolton is one of those people who has been able to push projects that reach far into our solar system’s past. The 60-year-old has been involved in space exploration missions for decades and is currently the associate vice president of the Space Science and Engineering Division at San Antonio-based Southwest Research Institute.