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The main thoroughfare on the east side and probably the most used trail in the park. Near Jenks, OK
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Zen Pen 


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Location: 36.13749, -96.40169 View Map  Incorrect?
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Purgatory area!

Description 

River sandstone bouldering area!!! Great for a day or two of fun if you are in the area and really easy approach. Variety of problems so there is fun here for everyone.

I have not been able to get with some of the guys that developed it or found a complete topo to reference so thought there are many problems listed I am not certain of first ascents or even the names of the routes if they are listed wrong just message me or email me and i'll get to fixin em right away!


Getting There 

Manford, OK nestled west of Tulsa about 20 minutes or so. From highway 51 and highway 48 head north about a mile or so. park near the train tracks (safely please) and walk west down the train tracks to the river. head south along the small cliff band until you reach your desired area!


26 Total Routes


['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',13],['V4-5',6],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',5],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Zen Pen:
No Holds BBQ   V4- 6B     Boulder   Zen Pen Area
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Featured Route For Zen Pen
Orangutang Swang climbs the left side of the orange streak

Orangutang Swang V4-5 6B+  OK : Zen Pen : Purgatory
Pull onto the large starting ledge and use the low, large sidepulls and/or the slopey crimp rail to dyno to the huge slot below the roof. Topout above and to the left.Possibly the best at Zen Pen!...[more]   Browse More Classics in OK

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By Ryan Henry
From: Golden, Colorado
Apr 2, 2008

Just for the record its spelled Mannford. I was trying to look it up on google maps and having trouble. I am going to check out the area this weekend, looks to be some good 'ol Oklahoma sandstone!!!

By PatG
From: Tulsa,Ok
Apr 29, 2008

Went to check it out about a month ago but unfortunately it was halfway under water.

By Cody Gogo
From: Stillwater, OK
Feb 27, 2009

from what i've seen it's best to go when it's really cold or hasn't rained for a long while. i've seen the rock sweat pretty bad on hot days too. prepare to get muddy.