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Hueco Rock Rodeo (photo by Kevin Stillman)

Rock climbers from all over the world will head to Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site in El Paso Feb. 16-18 to dangle from the rocky hills during its 25th annual Hueco Rock Rodeo, an outdoor bouldering competition. Participants climb without the use of traditional gear—that means no ropes and harnesses—as they scale the sides of the park’s enormous boulders by gripping on to naturally occurring holes and ledges. If you prefer your feet firmly on the ground, the event features several non-bouldering events, including a dance party, a food truck circus, and tons of outdoors and fitness vendors.

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