Oklahoma Select by Tony Mayse
Oklahoma is "the other granite state" declares renowned climber and author Doug Robinson. Oklahoma Select will whet your climbing appetite to the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge and Quartz Mountain by offering information on more than 200 routes. This guidebook features easy to read area maps and gear lists that will make your Oklahoma climbing trip more enjoyable. You are on your way to some of the cleanest granite climbing in the midwest!
Posted by Jack Rucker on 13th Sep 2015
Having grown up within 30 minutes of this area, books like this make me realize how little time I've spent exploring it! I've always hiked, camped, etc., but since I now have a child who is part mountain goat (who loves to boulder in the Wichitas) we decided it was time to step up to more serious climbing. Just to get an overview of what was available near by (they're closer than the nearest climbing wall), I searched for guides and discovered this one.
We are no where near the point of attacking these climbs, but we are to the point of seeing what's there for inspiration. Mr. Mayse has done a wonderful job illistrating the routes and ranking them in a way that even novices can understand. (There is also a pride in knowing that a great climber has found challenges in Oklahoma!)
I would also like to note that Sharp End mailed this so quickly that it arrived 48 hours after placing the order.