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BETA PHOTO: 1. Treasure Cove
2. Elk Slab

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  • Description 

    Great Winter Spot, gets a lot of sun and has some really nice routes. The approach is less than desirable.

    Getting There 

    Treasure Cove is located about a mile and a quarter east of the Treasure Lake parking lot. Hike on the great trail to from the memorial to Phillip Mitchell that marks the begining of the trail, follow toward Post Oak Falls. Take the bypass trail up the falls, and up into the meadow below Elk Slabs. The trail will veer back to the west and you will be able to see the Elk Slabs Climbing area. Treasure Cove lies to the north east so keep an eye out to the left once you see the slabs. Hike past several large boulders and climb the steep 3rd class approach into the canyon. A long 3rd class slab is on the right side which is the easier than picking your way up the boulders on the left. Moon Rock Wall is the first on your left, Dog Wall is to the right, and the Snakepit is back through the cave. The long approach is rewareded with some fine routes and it is rare to see another soul around.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 1.0 miles from here

    24 Total Routes

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    Featured Route For Treasure Cove
    Pic shows Pyromania and approximant location of the bolts.

    Pyromania 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b OK : Wichita Wildlife Refuge : ... : Pyromania Area
    This is the first rout you come to on the left side when hiking up the gully to Treasure cove. Start the climb on delicate pincher's and slopers to gain the short lived crack. Stick a cam in the crack (1.5 inches) as high in the crack as you can and crank up to the first bolt. Continue on a little easier terrain to the second bolt. Then pull yourself over the lip and onto less vertical rock (crux). Then run it out to slanted crack and place your piece of pro (1.5 inch cam) and climb licheny...[more]   Browse More Classics in OK

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    By Daniel S
    From: Oklahoma City
    Mar 6, 2008
    Treasure cove is north west (not north east) of the post oak fall are. Once at the base of elk mountain, you should go left (west) to access the gully leading to treasure cove.
    By Craig Childre
    From: Lubbock, Texas
    Jun 12, 2012
    Sorry, sad to say, you are dead wrong! From Post Oak Falls, Treasure Cove is North by North East, check the map... At Post Oak you hike North East and then trend back towards the north up into the meadows below Elk Slabs. Look for the big boulder which the trail snakes around and then scramble up into the cove and up the slab.
    By Jon Wood
    Aug 9, 2012
    Found this area scrambling around one day. Such a cool place. Had to take the kid up there so he could cross through the cave on the chain. He loved it. Great spot.
    By Craig Childre
    From: Lubbock, Texas
    Oct 17, 2012
    Cool... do know that Philip Mitchell fell during one crossing before the chain was installed. A cool place, that is kind of surreal.