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Kanopolis Lake  Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.6104, -97.9857 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Eero46 on Aug 3, 2011
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Potential crag right off of Kanopolis lake.

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Was just exploring around there last week and found 3 spots that looked real promising. I am waiting for a good day to go and ask for permission because all of the spots are on private property. If you are from Kansas and you climb, email me! Its

Getting There 

Directions: From Salina, 20 miles southwest on KS 140, 10 miles south on KS 141.

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Weather station 2.0 miles from here

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By Sam Ramer
From: Topeka, Kansas
May 9, 2014
Any updates on the area?
By chadw85 Walker
Jun 6, 2014
there are several spots on the horse thief canyon trail that are big however you might be hardpressed to find a spot that isn't sand stone that breaks as soon as you put any weight on it although I am around 200 lbs lol

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