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.
Wichitas and Quartz are south central, while Robbers and others are on the east side.
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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Follows the obvious (and very difficult looking) dihedral. Climb through a series of ledges that can be protected with cams to the first bolt. Some hard stemming will through a pin and another bolt. There are gear placements that will help get you through the roof and to the last bolt. Hard and very fun if you like smeary dihedrals...[more] Browse More Classics in OK
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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.
Apr 30, 2008
Checkin out four rooms tomorrow. Its located in Owasso, never been there before hear it has a lot of sick roofs.
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.
|By jake w|
From: black hawk, sd
Dec 13, 2009
Hey I am from South Dakota and moving to Wichita, KS sometime in August. I was wondering how for all these areas are from Wichita?
Or just in general, how far the nearest areas are from Wichita?
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 www.sharpendbooks.com
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Jun 30, 2011
| || |Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge taken around April 1, 2011. Hope y'all can have some fun with this sport
Submitted By: Brabjames79 on Jun 30, 2011
Feb 19, 2012
is there a good bouldering guide for OK?
|By Evan Small|
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.