All Locations > Oklahoma > Wichita Wildlife… > Charon's Gardens > Pear and Apple (B… > Gatekeeper Boulder
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|Type:||Boulder, 6 ft|
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|Shared By:||Ryan Malloy on Jun 12, 2017|
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.
DescriptionClimb up the right arete of the Gatekeeper boulder. Squat start with left hand on a half-pad crimp on the main face, and right hand in a slopey pocket around the arete. Throw the left hand straight up to the lip and fight the barn door. Traverse along the lip to an easier topout.
There is a decent undercling pinch just above the left start hold that could be used as an intermediate, though it sits at a somewhat awkward angle.