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Wintergarden Wall Rock Climbing 

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  • This area is within the Charon's Gardens Wilderness Area MORE INFO >>>
  • This area is designated as Charon MORE INFO >>>
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  • Description 

    Wintergarden Wall is located in the West Horizon Pass area of the Charons Gardens Wilderness Area. The wall is on the far northwest side of the canyon between Twin Rocks Mountain on the north and Granite Mountain on the south. While there are a good number of routes on the wall, most are short and the approach is not much fun (especially in the summer). The rock quality is generally good but ranges from smooth solid granite to course and crystalline rock that can tear up your hands. There is a deep gully full of trees and boulders that splits the wall. Most of the climbs start from a ledge above and right of the gully, while a handful of climbs start down and to the left.

    Getting There 

    The approach to Wintergarden Wall is the crux of most of the climbs. From the Treasure Lake parking area on the south side of Charons Gardens, look northwest and identify Twin Rocks Peak (the highest point on the horizon) for reference. The Wintergarden Wall is located on the south side of this peak at the western end of the pass. Take the left hand trail north out of the parking lot, following the east side of Post Oak Lake. North of the lake, drop down into a stream bed and follow it to Granite Mountain. Follow the flanks of Granite Mountain around to the northwest and into the pass. The bottom of the pass is choked with vegetation, trees, and rocks, so it is best to stay a little higher on Granite Mountain to avoid this. Once on the northwest side of Granite, pick a descent into the pass and climb up the far side under Wintergarden Wall. Expect a lot of bush whacking, boulder hopping, and scrambling to reach the base of the wall.

    Climbing Season

    For the Charon's Gardens area.

    Weather station 2.0 miles from here

    4 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

    Featured Route For Wintergarden Wall
    Rock Climbing Photo: Trickster Coyote.

    Trickster Coyote 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Oklahoma : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : ... : Wintergarden Wall
    Trickster Coyote is located down and to the left of the vegetated, boulder strewn gully that splits Wintergarden Wall and is immediately left of Changeling. Both climbs start from a small, overgrown belay stance below the prow on the left side of the wall. Start below a small overhang. Boulder up to and through the overhang (decent protection), and pull up into a dihedral using good holds higher up. There are a couple of sketchy, thin face moves about a third of the way up (crux). The prote...[more]   Browse More Classics in Oklahoma

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