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Crappie Cove- Tuttle Creek Lake

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Crappie Cove- Tuttle Creek Lake Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.337, -96.6605 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Eero46 on Aug 3, 2011


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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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Weather station 6.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Crappie Cove- Tuttle Creek Lake

Blimey! V3 6A  Kansas : Crappie Cove- Tuttle Creek ... : The "Main" Area
Traverse from right to left along cliff, about 20ft. There is horizontal cracks that run the full length of the climb for tiny hand holds. Almost no feet to start with (and difficult feet to find for the remainder) and the crux is a cool cross to lieback move within the first 3 moves. We have to work with what we got around kansas, so no cheating and using the top of cliff (though, just using the top makes a nice VB warm-up) or pulling off choss for better foot holds! !Yemilb is the same travers...[more]   Browse More Classics in Kansas

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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
Rock Climbing Photo: i think this may be the tall one
i think this may be the tall one

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Rock Climbing Photo: yours truly
yours truly
By Eero46
Oct 6, 2012
Dude! Nice to see others out there!

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