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Wichitas in oklahoma beta

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Seth Shane · · Hawley, PA · Joined Feb 2021 · Points: 0

I'll be out in OKC July 12 and 13 and hoping to climb in the witchitas. I know it's super hot this time of year, but I have one evening and one morning to get out. I was planning on upper and lower mount scott one day, likely the morning since mt scott is open at sunrise. Where would be a good spot to catch some afternoon/early evening shade? Probably not looking to climb any harder than 8s due to heat and being unfamiliar to the area.

J I · · Unknown Hometown · Joined Sep 2022 · Points: 0

Good luck man.  I've been trying to get back out there for a 1/2 day for the last month and haven't been able to swing it.  Everyday I've had free there's rain, or 100f temps forecasted.  I think you have the right idea with Mt. Scott early mornings.  The approaches are shorter and you can drive up to the parking pull offs when the gates open. "High Anxiety" is a 5.7 line up there that comes highly recommended, although I still haven't been able to get on it.  

Other suggestions I have heard for hot summer is 'the narrows', but it's got more of an adventure climbing vibe than Mt. Scott.

Unless you have a backcountry permit for Charon's Garden, I'm not sure that you can be in a lot of the crags after sunset.  

Hope some of this helps and you can get out there and have a blast.  The granite was really inspiring for me. 

Chase Webb · · Fayetteville, AR · Joined Apr 2014 · Points: 1,013

IIRC both Upper and Lower Scott get afternoon shade. You could try Dreamboat Annie for morning shade. You can also view sun angles with the climbing area maps to get a better idea of when things go into sun/shade.

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