Elevation: 1,488 ft
GPS: 34.7108, -98.6233
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Shared By: Craig Childre on Sep 11, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Ryan Sheldon, Drew Nevius, Kevin Diaz
Access Issue: Access is always an issue here. Details

Description

Climbing year round. Look for the shade in the summer and sun in the winter. Spring and fall are the 'in' seasons. World Class granite is the name of the game with some nice boulders as well. The ratings are old school, so everything is solid.

No booze and no guns inside the reserve. All areas open at 9 and close at sundown except the Mt. Scott. Be mindful of your speed in the reserve.

Getting There

15 minutes west of Lawton Oklahoma, look for the Cache exit, head north into the reserve.

Guidebook

The latest guidebook to hit our state is Refuge Bouldering: Bouldering in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge by Ryan Sheldon. Released Jan 2021. Available at local gyms, or buy online at Sharp End Books to get the digital copy as well.


For all roped climbs in the Refuge and Quartz (as well as select Quartz boulders), see Oklahoma Rock A Climber's Guide by Tony Mayse. Available at most local gyms and shops, as well as at Sharp End Books. It only covers the WMWR and Quartz, but it does so very well. Most routes, as well as select bouldering, are covered in the guide.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 96
Great Expectations
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 138
The Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 121
Atomic Knee Drop
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 61
Yee Haw
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 73
Ker Plunk
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 80
Foolish
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 144
High Anxiety
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 165
Crazy Alice
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 86
Worm Hole
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 112
Mr. Clean
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 72
Frosted Flakes
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 70
Foolish Behavior
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 73
Come and Get Your Love
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X
 74
Dr. Coolhead
Trad, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 51
Aerial Anticipation
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Great Expectations Charon's Gardens > Elk Slabs
 96
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
The Dihedral Narrows > Zoo Wall
 138
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Atomic Knee Drop Mt Scott > Upper Mt Scott
 121
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Yee Haw Mt Scott > Upper Mt Scott
 61
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Ker Plunk Narrows > Lichen Wall
 73
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Foolish Mt Scott > Upper Mt Scott
 80
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
High Anxiety Mt Scott > Lower Mt Scott
 144
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Crazy Alice Narrows > Zoo Wall
 165
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Worm Hole Charon's Gardens > Echo Dome
 86
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mr. Clean Mt Scott > Lower Mt Scott
 112
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Frosted Flakes Charon's Gardens > Echo Dome
 72
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Foolish Behavior Mt Scott > Upper Mt Scott
 70
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Come and Get Your Love Charon's Gardens > Lost Dome Region > Lost Dome Main Area
 73
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dr. Coolhead Narrows > Zoo Wall
 74
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X Trad, TR
Aerial Anticipation Narrows > Aerial Anticipation
 51
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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