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Oklahoma Rock Climbing 


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Central States Climbing Heaven. Most climbers are surprised to learn that Oklahoma has granite, and then that it is high quality, they are even more stunned. Quartz Mountain is a great tune up for Yosemite. The Wichita Wildlife Refuge has stunning splitters with top notch granite. Robbers Cave and others spots exist as well.

Getting There 

Wichitas and Quartz are south central, while Robbers and others are on the east side.

Guidebook 

Oklahoma Select "A Climber's Guide" is available at Sharpend books. In this 2004 guide book author Tony Mayse covers the best routes at Quartz Mountain and the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

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Climbing Season

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Weather station 4.0 miles from here

842 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',61],['3 Stars',277],['2 Stars',239],['1 Star',95],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',57],['5.7',60],['5.8',80],['5.9',103],['5.10',145],['5.11',65],['5.12',28],['5.13',7],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',70],['V2-3',59],['V4-5',58],['V6-7',36],['V8-9',22],['V10-11',3],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Oklahoma

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Oklahoma:
Great Expectations   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch   Charon's Gardens : Elk Slabs
Atomic Knee Drop   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   Mount Scott : Upper Mount Scott
The Dihedral   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 60'   The Narrows : Zoo Wall
Yee Haw   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   Mount Scott : Upper Mount Scott
High Anxiety   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Mount Scott : Lower Mount Scott
The Hobbit   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 200'   Quartz Mountain : Sea of Screams
Ker Plunk   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   The Narrows : Lichen Wall
Foolish   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R     Trad, 1 pitch   Mount Scott : Upper Mount Scott
Fantasy Roof   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 45'   The Narrows : Zoo Wall
Worm Hole   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Charon's Gardens : Echo Dome
Mr. Clean   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Mount Scott : Lower Mount Scott
Crazy Alice   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 60'   The Narrows : Zoo Wall
Frosted Flakes   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 70'   Charon's Gardens : Echo Dome
Ladybugs and Gentlemen   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport   Charon's Gardens : Echo Dome
Foolish Behavior   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Mount Scott : Upper Mount Scott
Come and Get Your Love   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Charon's Gardens : Lost Dome
Amazon Woman   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 130'   Quartz Mountain : South America
Repeat After Me   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Mount Scott : Lower Mount Scott
Dr. Coolhead   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b X     Trad, TR, 60'   The Narrows : Zoo Wall
Aerial Anticipation   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 60'   The Narrows : Aerial Anticipation
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The Oklahoma Panhandler V6 7A  Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : ... : Crab Eyes Bouldering
start sitting on good holds under the panhandle feature. move to a large, slopey block, match, then cross to crimps and slopes on the panhandle. move under the panhandle to a good slot, then continue up the overhanging face.great climb! best boulder problem i've seen in the wichitas or at quartz....[more]   Browse More Classics in Oklahoma

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By Tony Mayse
Aug 8, 2007
Oklahoma Select "A Climber's Guide" is available at Sharpend books. The 2004 guide book covers the best routes at Quartz Mountain and the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. Guide book author Tony Mayse.
By PatG
From: Tulsa,Ok
Apr 30, 2008
Checkin out four rooms tomorrow. Its located in Owasso, never been there before hear it has a lot of sick roofs.
By dolly
Aug 9, 2008
Believe it or not, Oklahoma has rock climbing. Not just any rock climbing, but rocks that are known for developing climbers that are making names for themselves. One thing climbers love is a little friendly competition, and Rocktown Climbing Gym in downtown Oklahoma City will host the Flashpoint Climbing Competition on Saturday.
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Dolly
By EPotter
Dec 18, 2009
There is bouldering along the river in Tulsa (170 miles). Wichita Mountains are 250 miles, around 4 hours. Quartz Mountain and Robbers Cave are each about 300 miles, according to maps. "A Climbers Guide" is a good reference. In Wichita there are several good climbing walls. Three of the YMCAs and some fitness clubs have good walls. Kansas Cliff Club, in south Wichita, is the only climbing specific location with indoor and outdoor routes. Welcome to Wichita!
By Fred Knapp
Apr 29, 2010
The new Oklahoma Select: A Climber's Guide, 2nd Edition by Tony Mayse is now available. The new guide, updated for 2010, includes a color signature and new info. It is available at mountain shops and the Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge or from Sharp End Publishing at sharpendbooks.com
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By Brabjames79
Jun 30, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge taken around Apr...
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge taken around April 1, 2011. Hope y'all can have some fun with this sport
By Eero46
Feb 19, 2012
is there a good bouldering guide for OK?
By Evan Small
From: OK
Mar 11, 2012
Networking with climbers in different areas is about the only guide OK offers sadly. I imagine as it becomes more popular, and more areas like the wichita's become developed for bouldering the possibility for a book could arise. Don't see that being anytime soon though.
By Drew Nevius
From: Oklahoma
Jun 27, 2012
For bouldering, the 27 crags may be helpful. WMWR, Avery Drive, and Zen Pen are all on there. MP probably has more info on Zen Pen though.

27crags.com/crags/wichita-moun...
By Andrew Cassidy
Jan 29, 2015
I was trying to find rocktown, Georgia on google maps and found this: 34.541284, -95.618486. Anyone ever been here?
By Chase Webb
From: Little Rock, AR
Feb 4, 2015
Andrew, I did some basic google research and the place looks awesome! Unfortunately it is all private property, so it is (to my knowledge) inaccessible to climbers.
By Andrew Cassidy
Feb 18, 2015
Chase,

That sucks. Call up the landowners! Tell them they have a motherlode.
By Adam Orton
From: Moore
Mar 2, 2017
Alright guys after chasing these coordinates for days I have finally contacted the man himself that owns the property. I'm going to meet him next week to go take a look at it. I'll let you guys know how it goes.
By Craig Childre
From: Lubbock, Texas
Mar 2, 2017
Niiiice! From the sat shot... that place could be a LODE...
By Adam Orton
From: Moore
Jul 9, 2017
To those few climbers in OK, lol

I was at Zoo wall today. It rained pretty decently last night raising the creek a few feet and leaving the wall mostly covered in water. Looks like if it rains a good amount it takes a few days for the wall to dry off. I did go explore some random climb about 80 feet right of zoo wall and found someones bail anchor slung around a rock right before the big roof. Recovered 4 biners, a runner and some 1" webbing. If you want this back let me know.

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