Elevation: 1,153 ft
GPS: 35.604, -97.559 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Craig Childre on Aug 30, 2006 with updates from Drew Nevius and 1 other
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Description

Central States Climbing Heaven. Most climbers are surprised to learn that Oklahoma has granite, and then that it is high quality, they are even more stunned. Quartz Mountain is a great tune up for Yosemite. The Wichita Wildlife Refuge has stunning splitters with top notch granite. Robbers Cave and others spots exist as well.

Getting There

Wichitas and Quartz are south central, while Robbers and others are on the east side.

Guidebook

There is a new climbing guidebook for Oklahoma titled Oklahoma Rock A Climber's Guide By Tony Mayse (2018). The book is available through Sharp End Books. Pre-order available now along with a Digital version. Book will hit the shelves in February.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Oklahoma

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 64
Great Expectations
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 98
The Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 86
Atomic Knee Drop
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 48
Yee Haw
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 55
Ker Plunk
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 63
Foolish
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 103
High Anxiety
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 107
Crazy Alice
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
Worm Hole
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 83
Mr. Clean
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 51
Frosted Flakes
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 54
Foolish Behavior
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 38
Repeat After Me
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X
 46
Dr. Coolhead
Trad, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 28
Aerial Anticipation
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Great Expectations Wichita Mountai… > Charon's Gardens > Elk Slabs
 64
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
The Dihedral Wichita Mountai… > Narrows > Zoo Wall
 98
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Atomic Knee Drop Wichita Mountai… > Mt Scott > Upper Mt Scott
 86
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Yee Haw Wichita Mountai… > Mt Scott > Upper Mt Scott
 48
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Ker Plunk Wichita Mountai… > Narrows > Lichen Wall
 55
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Foolish Wichita Mountai… > Mt Scott > Upper Mt Scott
 63
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
High Anxiety Wichita Mountai… > Mt Scott > Lower Mt Scott
 103
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Crazy Alice Wichita Mountai… > Narrows > Zoo Wall
 107
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Worm Hole Wichita Mountai… > Charon's Gardens > Echo Dome
 61
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mr. Clean Wichita Mountai… > Mt Scott > Lower Mt Scott
 83
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Frosted Flakes Wichita Mountai… > Charon's Gardens > Echo Dome
 51
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Foolish Behavior Wichita Mountai… > Mt Scott > Upper Mt Scott
 54
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Repeat After Me Wichita Mountai… > Mt Scott > Lower Mt Scott
 38
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Dr. Coolhead Wichita Mountai… > Narrows > Zoo Wall
 46
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X Trad, TR
Aerial Anticipation Wichita Mountai… > Narrows > Aerial Anticipation
 28
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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Oklahoma Select "A Climber's Guide" is available at Sharpend books. The 2004 guide book covers the best routes at Quartz Mountain and the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Guide book author Tony Mayse. Aug 8, 2007
PatG
Tulsa,Ok
PatG   Tulsa,Ok
Checkin out four rooms tomorrow. Its located in Owasso, never been there before hear it has a lot of sick roofs. Apr 30, 2008
dolly  
Believe it or not, Oklahoma has rock climbing. Not just any rock climbing, but rocks that are known for developing climbers that are making names for themselves. One thing climbers love is a little friendly competition, and Rocktown Climbing Gym in downtown Oklahoma City will host the Flashpoint Climbing Competition on Saturday.
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Dolly Aug 9, 2008
EPotter  
There is bouldering along the river in Tulsa (170 miles). Wichita Mountains are 250 miles, around 4 hours. Quartz Mountain and Robbers Cave are each about 300 miles, according to maps. "A Climbers Guide" is a good reference. In Wichita there are several good climbing walls. Three of the YMCAs and some fitness clubs have good walls. Kansas Cliff Club, in south Wichita, is the only climbing specific location with indoor and outdoor routes. Welcome to Wichita! Dec 18, 2009
The new Oklahoma Select: A Climber's Guide, 2nd Edition by Tony Mayse is now available. The new guide, updated for 2010, includes a color signature and new info. It is available at mountain shops and the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge or from Sharp End Publishing atsharpendbooks.com
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AKSClimbs
Illinois/UAE
AKSClimbs   Illinois/UAE
is there a good bouldering guide for OK? Feb 19, 2012
Evan Small   OK
Networking with climbers in different areas is about the only guide OK offers sadly. I imagine as it becomes more popular, and more areas like the wichita's become developed for bouldering the possibility for a book could arise. Don't see that being anytime soon though. Mar 11, 2012
Drew Nevius
Oklahoma
Drew Nevius   Oklahoma  
For bouldering, the 27 crags may be helpful. WMWR, Avery Drive, and Zen Pen are all on there. MP probably has more info on Zen Pen though.

27crags.com/crags/wichita-m… Jun 27, 2012
I was trying to find rocktown, Georgia on google maps and found this: 34.541284, -95.618486. Anyone ever been here? Jan 29, 2015
Chase Webb
Little Rock, AR
Chase Webb   Little Rock, AR
Andrew, I did some basic google research and the place looks awesome! Unfortunately it is all private property, so it is (to my knowledge) inaccessible to climbers. Feb 4, 2015
Chase,

That sucks. Call up the landowners! Tell them they have a motherlode. Feb 18, 2015
Charles O
Oklahoma City
Charles O   Oklahoma City
Alright guys after chasing these coordinates for days I have finally contacted the man himself that owns the property. I'm going to meet him next week to go take a look at it. I'll let you guys know how it goes. Mar 2, 2017
Craig Childre
Lubbock, Texas
Craig Childre   Lubbock, Texas
Niiiice! From the sat shot... that place could be a LODE... Mar 2, 2017
Charles O
Oklahoma City
Charles O   Oklahoma City
To those few climbers in OK, lol

I was at Zoo wall today. It rained pretty decently last night raising the creek a few feet and leaving the wall mostly covered in water. Looks like if it rains a good amount it takes a few days for the wall to dry off. I did go explore some random climb about 80 feet right of zoo wall and found someones bail anchor slung around a rock right before the big roof. Recovered 4 biners, a runner and some 1" webbing. If you want this back let me know. Jul 9, 2017
Oklahoma will soon have a beautiful, full-color guidebook that captures the history and flavor of the climbing. In addition, it will have scannable QR codes that open Google maps to make crag-finding easy. There's also a Quartz bouldering chapter. Sharp End is publishing a Limited Edition Doug Robinson cover, which can be pre-ordered with a 2-year subscription to the Digital Edition for your phone or tablet. Jan 29, 2018