Login with Facebook
Crappie Cove- Tuttle Creek Lake

Select Area...
"Main" Area, The 
Max's Cliff 

Crappie Cove- Tuttle Creek Lake  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 39.337, -96.6605 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 1,009
Administrator: Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Eero46 on Aug 3, 2011
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

3 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Crappie Cove- Tuttle Creek Lake

Max's Traverse V2 5+  Kansas : 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 Kansas

Comments on Crappie Cove- Tuttle Creek Lake Add Comment
Show which comments
By chadtheman11b
From: fort riley,KS
Sep 5, 2012
don't know if this is the place but today was my first time outdoor bouldering so it was pretty cool for me
i think this may be the tall one
i think this may be the tall one


and another
and another

yours truly
yours truly
By Eero46
Oct 6, 2012
Dude! Nice to see others out there!
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
and Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!