Refuge Bouldering: Bouldering in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge

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The Wichita Mountains has been one of the climbing worlds hidden gems for decades. Primarily thought of as a trad climbing destination by past generations, a new wave of bouldering development has recently begun to reshape the refuge’s place in the climbing world. In this book you’ll find hundreds of boulder problems scattered across a beautiful scenic backdrop filled with American Bison and breathtaking sunsets. With easy to read topos and beautiful beta pictures, this book is sure to make your trip to the refuge an unforgettable one!  

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  • 5
    Perspective changing

    Posted by Grahm Hornsby on 6th Feb 2021

    Long has the refuge been a place for trad and trad only. When I started climbing I was told there wasn’t any good bouldering here. This book is highlighting 280+ of some absolutely incredible lines and inspiring projects. Get this book and solidify your place in history as joining the new era in refuge climbing,

  • 4
    Refuge Bouldering

    Posted by Linda Temple on 5th Feb 2021

    A great book for climbers. Who knew that every boulder had a name?? This is more than we can do, but we'll give the book to friends who can actually use it. And we'll keep hiking!

  • 4
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    Posted by Janice on 2nd Feb 2021

    I have been to the refuge for many years and it is never boring , it is always changing each time we go there

  • 5
    Excellent Format, Topos, and Descriptions

    Posted by Kevin D on 29th Jan 2021

    Ryan did it! He has shined a light on the underground scene of Wichitas bouldering. As guidebooks go, this smaller bouldering guidebook is definitely worth mentioning. It really has excellent formatting and pictures with great topos and descriptions. It looks pretty and you're sure to find the boulders out in the Wichitas that you're psyched to get on.

  • 5
    Great quality, great photos, and great maps!

    Posted by Molly Turko on 28th Jan 2021

    This book is very high-quality and I am really impressed with all of the annotated photos. The maps are super helpful and easy to find where you were going. It is also very well written and I have enjoyed reading it so far.

  • 5
    Refuge Bouldering

    Posted by Michael Shauberger on 28th Jan 2021

    Ryan has crafted an excellent guide that is informative, easy to follow, and provides great pictures for reference. To top it all it fits very comfortably into any size pack for a day out in the refuge.

  • 5
    Very Good!

    Posted by Tyler G. on 28th Jan 2021

    Really detailed book! You can tell a lot of hard work went into it! Definitely recommend to any and all climbers. Especially in Southwestern Oklahoma!

  • 5
    Refuge Bouldering

    Posted by Blake on 28th Jan 2021

    Good pics, great maps, interesting anecdotes. Another great Oklahoma outdoors book from Sharp End and Ryan Sheldon.