Login with Facebook
Upper Chandler Park (Main Area)

Select Area...
Crux Wall 
Cub Scout Wall 
Disease Wall 
Little to Nothing Wall 
Pepsi Wall 
Picnic Wall 
Stump Wall 
Troop Wall 

Upper Chandler Park (Main Area)  

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 36.1311, -96.0758 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 9,063
Administrator: Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jordan Ramey on Mar 9, 2007
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Upper Chandler Park topo - from the Oklahoma Bould...


This is the main bouldering area. This part sees the most rednecks and "rappellers". It also hosts the easiest access and a ton of problems. Everyone is always pretty cordial, but if it's busy be prepared for yokel climbing questions such as the classic "How do you get down?". Many times it is absolutely empty, too. Real fair weather Saturdays and Sundays see the biggest crowds, but it's hit or miss. There are often boulderers who stop in after work to run a circuit.

Here is the Oklahoma Boulderfest Guide from 2005. It was made freely available, so here is a link to my repost of it. It has most of the classic routes, but only the main upper area.


In general, it is a great place to hang out, boulder on every level, and even set some top ropes up. Stump Wall and Troop wall are a very popular TR areas for first time climbers. Most every formation can be scrambled up on the backside. Topropes generally only require some webbing to sling something (tree, shrub, etc.) and the usual setup. Bring some extra long webbing so that your anchor hangs over the side.

There are a couple bolted lead climbs down the hill. They are very difficult and not for beginners. I recall them as at least 5.11 x (groundfall, but you'd live).

Following the cliff west down through the corridor and beyond leads to more areas and some higher climbs. There are some good TRs down there and long long traverses.

Getting There 

To get to the main area: Upper Chandler Park.

Located near Berryhill Oklahoma just outside of Tulsa. Coming from Tulsa, take 21st ST West across the Arkansas river and stay on it (makes a weird left). Eventually (couple miles)it will turn into Avery drive and at this point their is a big hill on the South (left) that has CHANDLER PARK written in big white rocks. Drive up this hill. Continue on the main road and park in the lot on the right with the sign explaining that boulder hopping can be dangerous. Walk down the stone stairs or scramble down the gully. If you hit Sand Spings on Avery Dr you went to far.

If you still can't find it, look for Chandler Park on the map. It's near Berryhill and Sandsprings right next to the Arkansas River (about 200 yds from the river bank). The GPS dot on linked through this page is exactly to the upper Chandler parking lot. Park there and you can't miss it.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Chandler Park (Main Area):
Liberty Bell   V1 5     Boulder   Stump Wall
Huey Couldn't Make It Traverse   V3 6A     Boulder   Little to Nothing Wall
Snake Eyes   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR   Troop Wall
Browse More Classics in Upper Chandler Park (Main Area)

Featured Route For Upper Chandler Park (Main Area)
The topout is easy, but pretty far up there.

Liberty Bell V1 5  OK : Chandler Park : ... : Stump Wall
Crux is pulling the bulge from the two finger hole. The is a backwards flying bad fall if you mess up the crux, so get a good spotter and / crashpad. Shove your fingers in that hole, get your feet up high, lean back hard on your right hand shoved into that creepy hole (pray no centipedes are in there) and stand up to grab the edge jug. After that its cake....[more]   Browse More Classics in OK

Photos of Upper Chandler Park (Main Area) Slideshow Add Photo
heading up to set up a TR on cub-scout wall-
heading up to set up a TR on cub-scout wall-

Comments on Upper Chandler Park (Main Area) Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -
Beyond the Guidebook:
The Definitive Climbing Resource
Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run
Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps
Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes
Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!