Saturday, September 28, 2013

Rock Climbing at McGee Creek State Park in Oklahoma

I am finally getting around to posting some photos from a rock climbing trip last weekend at a little known gem called McGee Creek state park near Atoka, Oklahoma. It's only about two hours from the DFW area and we couldn't have asked for better weather. A cool front had moved through the day before, so it was nice and dry with a high temperature in the 70's.
This was a nice overhanging arĂȘte climb. It's a hard 5.10 grade below and then much easier past the lip.

We pretty much had the entire park to ourselves.

The first long sleeves day of the Fall is always reason for celebration in my books.

Found a Walking Stick!!!
View from the overlook. The crag is down below.

This 35' foot corner crack was actually the harder climb. Not much for hand holds. It was a pretty sustained 5.10 climb throughout with almost no rest spots. My feet were about ten feet off the ground at this point.

The rock in this park was good quality sandstone with lots of interesting features.

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