Elevation: 728 ft
GPS: 36.134, -96.402 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Andrew Tower on Jul 4, 2007
Admins: Ryan Sheldon, Drew Nevius, Kevin Diaz
Access Issue: Hiking along the railroad tracks is illegal and parking in the adjacent dirt pullout may get your vehicle towed. BUT the VFW just south is graciously providing access. Details

Description

River sandstone bouldering area!!! Great for a day or two of fun if you are in the area and really easy approach. Variety of problems so there is fun here for everyone.

At the start of the hike the water level is usually somewhat high but don't let that dissuade you. The main walls and especially the Purgatory area are slightly higher elevation and usually not in the water. PLEASE do not climb on wet rock here. This area does not get much sun and therefore is slow to dry. The rock is also a softer sandstone and is more vulnerable to breaking.

Getting There

Please be courteous and responsible when parking at the VFW. They are graciously allowing people to park and hike through their property. Consider stopping in and giving them business or just thanking them and dropping a tip!

Mannford, OK nestled west of Tulsa about 20 minutes or so. From highway 51 and highway 48 head north about a mile or so. Park at the VFW half a mile south from the railroad tracks and hike on through their backyard straight west and downhill to the dry creekbed. Turn right and hike down straight into the Purgatory area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Zen Pen

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V1 5
 9
Mother's Milk
Boulder
V1-2 5
 3
Pearl Harbor
Boulder
V3- 6A
 6
Bad Habits
Boulder
V3 6A
 18
The Crescent Slab
Boulder
V3 6A
 9
New Map to Hell
Boulder
V4 6B
 15
No Holds BBQ
Boulder
V4 6B
 14
Orangutang Swang (AKA Hooray For…
Boulder
V5 6C
 10
Kill Bill
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
Hurts Rail Good
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
Ape Escape
Boulder
V7 7A+
 15
Kill Bill Vol. 2
Boulder
V7 7A+
 4
The Nose
Boulder
V8 7B
 3
The Nostril
Boulder
V10- 7C+
 6
Hattori Hanzo
Boulder
V10 7C+
 3
Texas Hold 'Em
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mother's Milk Zen Pen Area
 9
V1 5 Boulder
Pearl Harbor Around the Corner
 3
V1-2 5 Boulder
Bad Habits Zen Pen Area
 6
V3- 6A Boulder
The Crescent Slab Zen Pen Area
 18
V3 6A Boulder
New Map to Hell Purgatory
 9
V3 6A Boulder
No Holds BBQ Zen Pen Area
 15
V4 6B Boulder
Orangutang Swang (AKA Hoora… Purgatory
 14
V4 6B Boulder
Kill Bill Zen Pen Area
 10
V5 6C Boulder
Hurts Rail Good Zen Pen Area
 3
V5 6C Boulder
Ape Escape Purgatory
 3
V6 7A Boulder
Kill Bill Vol. 2 Zen Pen Area
 15
V7 7A+ Boulder
The Nose Purgatory
 4
V7 7A+ Boulder
The Nostril Purgatory
 3
V8 7B Boulder
Hattori Hanzo Zen Pen Area
 6
V10- 7C+ Boulder
Texas Hold 'Em Purgatory
 3
V10 7C+ Boulder
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