A high concentration of high quality lines that are access by a well maintained trail, that was originally built by climbers, and today is used by many a turon.
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From the park headquarters drive west for about 5 minutes. A left turn to Dog Run is your exit. About 2 miles past the gate park at the picnic area on the left, outside the gate. A trail at the east end of the picnic area leads you to the narrows. Approach time is about 15 minutes.
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League of Doom 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
: Wichita Wildlife Refuge
: ... : Lichen Wall
P1: 5.10R, maybe X. Begin in the poison ivy and climb the corner. When the crack ends at a bulge, gear up really good, then face climb right a few moves and then up and around the bulge (run-out). It is possible to get a nut in a pocket in the middle of the face. You can then traverse back to the crack for pro or go straight up (slightly easier) to the bolted anchors.P2: 5.11R. Crank up the wall just to the left of the anchors. About 10 feet up, you can use a rotten flake, but pull down (not out...[more] Browse More Classics in OK
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View up the Narrows from Middle Zoo Wall.
|By Jordan Ramey|
From: Calgary, Alberta
May 21, 2007
Is the left side of the creek open again? I noticed last Fall that the signs saying not to climb on the left side (across from zoo wall) of the creek had vanished. Does anyone know about this?
|By Craig Childre|
From: Lubbock, Texas
Sep 14, 2009
I think the primary function of that sign was to keep the boy scouts from setting up rap lines when they should head over to Meat Slab or just go further down canyon. Even though sport rapping is off limits, it goes on all the time.
|By Ryan A. Ray|
From: Keller, TX
Oct 17, 2009
Yes, you can climb on the opposite side of the creek now. In the past it was closed because of a five year study to determine if climbers were making an impact on the area. After a finding of no significant impact the ban was lifted. You can now climb there. There is still no sport rapelling allowed in the narrows though.
|By Avery Enevoldsen94|
Jun 22, 2012
So, (extremely) long story short, we could not find the approach trail to the narrows off of the "VERY" descriptive map we got from the visitor center. For you guys like us who can't find the broad side of a barn, here's a picture of what you should look for when driving by. It really is a 15 minute approach, if you can find the trail. First off, at the visitor center, they sell the climbing guide book "Oklahoma Select" (about $18) which will help you. You should see a "no sport rappeling" sign. You'll find another one of these signs along the trail. The path will follow the ridge on the right when facing towards the far end of the narrows.If you find yourself following the river closely for a long time, you went the long way, but it will take you where need be. The path should lead you down along the ridge, and you should have to do some boulder hopping in the river. Most climbs will be on the right side of the canyon, and thats where this path will take you.The zoo wall will have good switchbacks, just have to find them. Hope this keeps you from taking a 2 hour approach like we did. Most climbs will be on your right, when facing down towards the far end of the canyon. Also, the trail starts at the far left corner of the picnic area. Good luck out there. P.S.-didn't see any ticks(used bug spray), or poison ivy.