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Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Charon's Gardens : Big Whiskey : The Unforgiven (5.11c)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: Historical Note: Lohn guide rated this 11b


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Charon's Gardens : Big Whiskey : Elk Horn Special (5.13a)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: Historical note: The Lohn guide lists this route at 12c.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows : Zoo Wall : The Unfinished Piece (5.6)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 26, 2016

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Comments: Also... do know the topo pic I posted for Zoo Wall's main page. The line showing Unfinished Piece is a direct copy of what is shown in "The Oklahoma Climber's Guide" by Lohn.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 25, 2016

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Comments: When the river is up. If you can get past the first river crossing. Avoid the main trail that descends from the overlook point. Instead take the upper trail/bushwack to reach the ramp atop Zoo Wall. Scramble down to the Crazy Alice chains and rap in. You'll have access to Leaning Tower and the right side of Lichen Wall. Large Corner Girdle reaches the top of Lichen Wall if you are dreaming of Spaceballs or League of Doom. Though, I would probably downclimb Spaced to re... more >>


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows : Lichen Wall : Fantastic Voyage (5.12a PG13)
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 22, 2016

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Comments: Yup... Reading the Lohn guide... and my descriptions is certainly lacking.


Location: CO : Pagosa Springs : East Fork Pinnacles : Spicy Tooth : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jul 20, 2016

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Comments: Bolt placement and route accuracy is not confirmed. This was generated using the hand written beta sheet and as such, this is an interpretation. Weather did not permit any ascents during my visit. I can amend this beta picture should inaccuracies be found. I would welcome any additional input.


Location: CO : San Luis Valley : The Pharcyde
By: Craig Childre When: Jun 21, 2016

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Comments: I look to see the stars ratings for what they are... just like the YDS ratings... as a simple opinion to use as guidance for each area. Time will tell as more ascents come. For now, I enjoy Mondragon's enthusiasm and hope it's not misplaced. Thanks for all the work on this area.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Narrows : Zoo Wall : Dr. Coolhead (5.10d X)
By: Craig Childre When: Jun 20, 2016

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Comments: Anyone considering leading Coolhead. Unless you are seeking the on sight, we suggest you lead Crazy Alice first, and hang a long draw or sling on that first bolt as you lower off. A crash pad is worth it's trouble.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Meadows : Cat Cave (5.13b)
By: Craig Childre When: Apr 8, 2016

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Comments: Nice... Thanks for the info Drew!


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Tornado Alley : Gustnado (5.11a)
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 29, 2016

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Comments: Being one of the better routes in the canyon, this deserves a far more expansive and vivid route description. Long reach crux and spiders isn't exactly saying much.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Beer Garden : Black & Tan (5.11a)
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 26, 2016

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Comments: Mike, do you know which line is Ting Zhao?




Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Fossil Wall
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: Thanks Mike! I wasn't sure on many of these names. If you know any first ascent info I'll add that too.


Location: OK : Quartz Mountain : Sea of Screams : The Hobbit (5.7) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: Also... I think this is the top out of the too fun.. Squeeze Chimney... and understand that even the ivy's roots carry oil that can cause a reaction.


Location: OK : Quartz Mountain : Sea of Screams : The Hobbit (5.7) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 25, 2016

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Comments: Do know, even in winter months, ivy's oil can get you. Let's hope this gets cleared soon. Agree with the beta suggestion.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Meadows : Cat Cave (5.13b)
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 18, 2016

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Comments: Wider Angle

position viewpoint.



Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : The Meadows : Cat Cave (5.13b)
By: Craig Childre When: Feb 18, 2016

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Comments: Not a great picture, but it's something. The cave is hard to miss if you continue downstream from the Thunderdome.



Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Mad Cow Wall : Mad Cow (5.12b) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jan 8, 2016

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Comments: What I like so much here... is how you can see the cheater stack below Couch Potato, with a great perspective on the route too.


Location: NM : New Mexico, other Southern ... : Last Chance Canyon : Tornado Alley : Unknown (5.12c) : Photo
By: Craig Childre When: Jan 8, 2016

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Comments: It's likely this is "Never Saw It Coming" at 12c/d ... as "Goodbye Double Wide" is closer to 13.


Location: OK : Quartz Mountain : Snakes Head / S Wall : Bourbon Street (5.8 PG13)
By: Craig Childre When: Dec 7, 2015

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Comments: So your comfortable at the grade in the area. Nice. I could be wrong, as I theorize, that traverse up to the 1st bolt could be how the route went up to start with. Further, key holds on the direct start could have been broken? Ultimately, I don't think this warrants an upgrade. Perhaps an alternate start rating, somewhat like what some consider looking at Crusin' for a Brusin. Good discussion!


Location: OK : Quartz Mountain : Snakes Head / S Wall : Bourbon Street (5.8 PG13)
By: Craig Childre When: Nov 30, 2015

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Comments: Arch... I'll tell ya, I kind of agree. Not sure about the erosion, but I do know last time I was on it, I used your start right traverse left to the 1st bolt. Before you ask to up this rating to a 10, might I suggest you put in a TR lap of something classic like Amazon Woman at 10a/b. Still that direct start might check in around the 10's, I didn't fool with it enough to say for sure.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 29, 2015

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Comments: If you are looking to establish some new problems. In the refuge, I would park at Treasure Lake and hike up around the area below Elk Slabs and Treasure cove. You can also start in the Sunset Pool on the other end. Lots of rock to play on. Plenty of established problems out there... if you can find them. So much good rock around, you are sure to find something that suits you. Good luck.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 22, 2015

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Comments: Trad Sport - you are correct. Typically these routes have a few bolts along with some gear placements. On rare occasions the gear isn't necessary, like the #2 cam that can be placed on 'Come and Get Your Love' over at Lost Dome. More often you will find a situation like on Dr. Coolhead, where that first placement is imperative, and even with it, if you blow that clip at that first bolt you'll most likely deck. Coolhead is one of the bolder lead IMHO.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Mount Scott : Upper Mount Scott : Down for the Count (5.6)
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 15, 2015

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Comments: If you don't enjoy off-width climbing. Then you should probably avoid this route.


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Mount Scott : Upper Mount Scott : Arm Bar (5.6)
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 15, 2015

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Comments: I've updated this route description. Good points. I agree, I think Oklahoma Select has this route misplaced. The old Lohn guide describes the original route going up to finish up at Foolish, or the gully before it. I like to remember that Mayse solos most everything on Mount Scott, so missing a 5.6 lines not really big on his radar. ;)


Location: OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Mount Scott : Upper Mount Scott : Yee Haw (5.6)
By: Craig Childre When: Sep 14, 2015

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Comments: I must have confused everyone I met yesterday. Mis-named the route we we're on a few times working without a guidebook. I was the classic guy spraying mis-information all over. Told several that Yee Haw was Too much fun... which is on the other side of the refuge! So apologies to those I mislead. I did get the name of Mr. Green slings right, I think.


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