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Desperate Reality Cliff  


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  • Description 

    East facing east so it catches afternoon shade. Rarely will you see another soul.

    Getting There 

    Park in a gravel pulloff two miles past the Refuge headquarters. Look for a faint trail that will follow a creek bed. Eventually, you will reach some low angle slabs. After you head up these, continue up the hill(with any luck, you will spot a carin or two). Look for the obvious 'cave' with the roof crack on the left side.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 1.7 miles from here

    4 Total Routes

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    Featured Route For Desperate Reality Cliff

    Black Crack 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : ... : Desperate Reality Cliff
    This excellent pitch ascends a steep hand/finger crack through the obvious black water streak on the main cliff, above and left of the route Desperate Reality.Black Crack is long, steep, and sustained (by Wichita's standards!) The crux is in a short section at about fifty feet where the crack pinches down to fingers and thin hands. With the exception of the start, a leftward traverse across a slightly crumbly shelf, the rest of the climb is on excellent rock. With fifty to sixty feet of conti...[more]   Browse More Classics in OK

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