Elevation: 1,488 ft
GPS: 34.711, -98.623 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 86
Great Expectations
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 127
The Dihedral
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 111
Atomic Knee Drop
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 70
Ker Plunk
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 71
Foolish
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 131
High Anxiety
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 146
Crazy Alice
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 81
Worm Hole
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 99
Mr. Clean
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 68
Frosted Flakes
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 64
Foolish Behavior
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 64
Come and Get Your Love
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X
 65
Dr. Coolhead
Trad, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 43
Aerial Anticipation
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 40
Rap Bolters from Hell
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Great Expectations Charon's Gardens > Elk Slabs
 86
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
The Dihedral Narrows > Zoo Wall
 127
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Atomic Knee Drop Mt Scott > Upper Mt Scott
 111
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Ker Plunk Narrows > Lichen Wall
 70
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Foolish Mt Scott > Upper Mt Scott
 71
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad
High Anxiety Mt Scott > Lower Mt Scott
 131
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Crazy Alice Narrows > Zoo Wall
 146
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Worm Hole Charon's Gardens > Echo Dome
 81
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mr. Clean Mt Scott > Lower Mt Scott
 99
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Frosted Flakes Charon's Gardens > Echo Dome
 68
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Foolish Behavior Mt Scott > Upper Mt Scott
 64
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
 64
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dr. Coolhead Narrows > Zoo Wall
 65
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X Trad, TR
Aerial Anticipation Narrows > Aerial Anticipation
 43
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Rap Bolters from Hell Charon's Gardens > Lost Dome Region > Lost Dome Main Area
 40
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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