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Crappie Cove- Tuttle Creek Lake (Kansas)

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Crappie Cove- Tuttle Creek Lake (Kansas) 

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Elevation: 1,200'
Location: 39.2742, -96.6253 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jake N. on Nov 17, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: The gate at crappie cove. Park here, walk down the...


This area is very near tuttle creek lake on Corps land. Small limestone cliffs / outcroppings abound around the whole lake, but this is the only place I've found to be tall enough / long enough and solid enough to be climable. There is some rotten rock near the feet, but it has been cleaned well enough- please do not chip anymore off! At the highest point, the largest outcropping is maybe 9ft, so options are limited, though fun.

Getting There 

Dont bother unless you are already in the neighborhood. Tuttle Creek Lake is north of manhattan, ks. From town, go north and take K-13 as if you were going across the dam. Turn left on "tuttle cove road" (before the dam) and go about 2 miles to a small, non residential turn off. Go to the end of the short road and park at the gate. Walk past the gate about 100 yards. There will be some small outcroppings on the left and a short trail going to the biggest, best one. < 1 minute from parking.

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Max's Traverse V2 5+  * In Progress : Crappie Cove- Tuttle Creek ... : Max's Cliff
10 ft traverse from right to left (though left to right is nearly identical). The hand holds are very solid and are mostly in the horizontal cracks that run the length of the route, but feet can be crumbly. The route was originally done on only the gray rock for extra challenge and to avoid the crumbly yellow stuff at the very bottom. No real crux, fairly solid moves and holds throughout the WHOLE 10ft! We have to work with what we got here in kansas, so no using the top or pulling off choss. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in * In Progress

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By Andrew James C
From: Portland, OR
Dec 18, 2009

God i'm glad I don't live in Kansas...

By Dirty Gri Gri, or is it GiGi?
From: Vegas
Dec 18, 2009

More beta.

By Jake N.
Jan 13, 2010

haha.... ya. It is sad. You all with actual mountains and cliffs have it so easy.