Houston has to be one of the most horizontal cities on the planet. The hills of Austin look like mountains in comparison to our coastal flatlands. So where do we go if we want to climb some rocks? Austin, of course -- or an indoor climbing gym. The popularity of indoor climbing reached its summit a couple of years back, but there are still plenty of gyms where novice cliffhangers can hone their chops (or grips, as it were). Hard-core mountain men and women might shun fake rock walls, complaining about the ease of the routes and the artificiality of the air-conditioned atmosphere, but indoor climbing offers the rest of us the chance to dangle in the air and get some great all-around exercise -- in a nice, cool environment. Hey, one person's authenticity is another person's... More >>>