Austin is home to many incredible limestone cliffs and canyons along its Greenbelts. The only thing more captivating than the beauty of it all, is the people who climb there. In Austin the climbing community is strong. Never climbed before? No problem. There always seems to be an advanced climber willing to walk you through your first climb. At the same time, the more advanced help each other figure out routes they might be having a difficult time with. Out on the Greenbelt no one is a stranger, instead you are part of the climbing community here in Austin. They are a group of compassionate and considerate people who are always willing to help one another out.
Above is climber and EMT cadet, Ty. When a young climber nearby took a bad fall, he and a couple of his colleagues kicked into high gear and used the useful skills they picked up through the academy. Ty was able to keep the fallen climber calm while stopping the bleeding from the head injury and stabilizing her until the ambulance arrived for transport. Ty is one of the many compassionate climbers of this incredible community here in Austin.