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Merlin Crack Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.7171, -98.74159 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrator: Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Agjohns on Apr 21, 2015
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Description 

West of Elk slabs sits one of the best, likely the best, crack climb in Oklahoma.The area looks to have potential for more crack climbs, but it is unknown whether or not they have already been climbed?

Getting There 

Hike in from the south as if you are going to elk slabs, when the trail Y's keep left and follow the river bottom to the north west.

Climbing Season

For the Wichita Wildlife Refuge area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Merlin Crack Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Nimue aka Lady of the lake.

Nimue 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : Merlin Crack Area
Left of Merlin this thin corner is not for the faint of heart. The gear throughout is somewhat marginal and an awkward start means an early fall would likely lead to both climber and belayer tumbling down the steep approach. The climbing is exciting, varied and a little spicy given the gear....[more]   Browse More Classics in Oklahoma

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By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Oct 27, 2016
I believe this area should be filed under the Charon's Garden section. Looks to be near the West Horizon Pass... near Wintergarden Wall.

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