Wichita Climbing

The Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge is located over a fault line in the middle of the plains of Oklahoma.  The landscape outside Lawton suddenly changes from flat plains, where the original fence lines from the dustbowl can still be seen as small ridges in the dirt, to a mountainous region full of elk, bison, and great rock climbing.  The climbing is granite slab and crack at various locations. If you have never climbed outside before, this is a great trip to have as a first experience. If you have climbed in the Wichitas before, we will be sure to set up some routes to give you a challenge.

 

 

 

 

Trip Registration Info

Trip Dates:
October 18 - 20

Early Registration Deadline:
October 2

Early Trip Cost:
$95.00

Late Registration Deadline:
October 9

Late Trip Cost:
$105.00

Trip Specifics

Location:
Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge near Lawton, OK

Activity:
Top Rope Rock Climbing

Learning Goals:
Rock climbing equipment function and proper uses, belaying techniques, climbing movement, aspects of Leave No Trace environmental ethics

Prior Experience:
No experience required.

Physical/Mental Challenge:
Moderate to strenuous. Some easy to moderate hikes to access the climbing locations plus rocks are unforgiving. There are climbs suited to all levels of experience.

Included with Trip Registration

  • All necessary equipment such as helmets, rock climbing shoes, harnesses, tents, sleeping bags, etc
  • Transportation
  • Breakfast and lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner on Saturday

What Will You Need?

All regular items from the OPC trip pack list plus:

  • Small backpack