Treasure Cove Rock Climbing
|GPS:||34.72, -98.727 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Craig Childre on Sep 21, 2006|
DescriptionGreat Winter Spot, gets a lot of sun and has some really nice routes. The approach is less than desirable.
This area is designated as Charon Details
Currently the the US Fish and Wildlife Service is reviewing the Comprehensive Conservation Plan and reviewing activities for compatibility. Contact the Access Fund or the Wichita Mountains Climber's Coalition for more information on how you can get involved in keeping the tradition of climbing safe in the Wildlife Refuge. Use extra care to avoid doing anything to change the natural resources in any way.
Access is always an issue here. Details
Please do not litter and observe all regulations. We had to fight to regain access at one time, and we don't want to lose the privilege again. Local ethics and refuge regulations are that no bolting is permitted unless expressly authorized by the park. Leave the hammer and nails at home, no fixed gear please. Everything will go clean.
Getting ThereTreasure Cove is located about a mile and a quarter east of the Treasure Lake parking lot. Hike on the great trail to from the memorial to Phillip Mitchell that marks the begining of the trail, follow toward Post Oak Falls. Take the bypass trail up the falls, and up into the meadow below Elk Slabs. The trail will veer back to the west and you will be able to see the Elk Slabs Climbing area. Treasure Cove lies to the north east so keep an eye out to the left once you see the slabs. Hike past several large boulders and climb the steep 3rd class approach into the canyon. A long 3rd class slab is on the right side which is the easier than picking your way up the boulders on the left. Moon Rock Wall is the first on your left, Dog Wall is to the right, and the Snakepit is back through the cave. The long approach is rewareded with some fine routes and it is rare to see another soul around.
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