Granite Guides - Outdoor Climbing Trips
Are you interested in "real" rock climbing in Oklahoma? Look no furhter - Rocktown offers a variety of options for outdoor climbing trips. All Rocktown trips are offered by certified AMGA Single Pitch Instructors.
Upcoming Trip Dates
Check gym for updated schedule. We have multiple trips going out this Fall 2013 - pretty much every weekend!
Fees are per person:
1 - $250 (1 guide)
2 - $200 (1 guide)
3+ - $150 (1 guide)
4-5 - $150 (1 or 2 guides)
6-10 - $150 (2 guides)
Rates for 1-3 people are typically done as private guiding sessions and can be arranged for just about any time.
Courses / Outings
Climbing 101 - Suitable for first-time climbers or novice outdoor climbers who want to learn the basics of climbing outside. No experience necessary, great for families, corporate retreats, youth groups etc. Guides will set-up top-ropes and teach some basic climbing techniques and skills. This is a great opportunity for either a first experience climbing outside, or for those that don't get to make it outside that often. The climbs we do will generally be on the easier end of the rating scale (5.5 - 5.8) but we may setup one or two challenging routes, based on the need. This trip focuses exclusively on climbing, getting people on the rock, and does not cover the details on anchor or top-rope setups, rappelling, etc.
Climbing 201 - Intermediate level climbing course. If you enjoed your introduction to climbing and you're ready to take it up a notch on some more challenging climbs then this is the course for you. In this course we also go into more detail about climbing and belay systems and intermediate to advanced climbing techniques.
Anchor Basics - Introduces the fundamentals of anchoring for the purposes of setting up top-ropes, top-belays, ground anchors and rappel stations.
Learning to Lead - You're ready for the next level - lead climbing - and this is how you get there. This course covers the fundamentals of placing pro, reading the rock, and making your way up on the sharp end.
Private Guiding - Looking for some one-on-one climbing instruction or just a day out in the wild climbing whatever you want? Our private guiding is perfect for day trips.
Transporatation is the responsibilty of the participant. Climbers must arrive at 8:45 am in the designated meeting spot, course will conclude at 4:00 pm.
Policy on Kids and Spectators
Age 13 and under must be accompanied by a paying/enrolled adult.
Age 14-17 may participate without their parent/legal guardian present but written permission is required.
For your safety and that of your party NO Spectators will be allowed to accompany climbing trips. Thank you for your understanding.
Some Things We Will Cover
- Low-impact use of Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge
- Leave No Trace Principles
- Basic Climbing Technique & Movement
- Select Climbing Knots & Rope Handling
- General Rock Climbing Equipment Terminology and Identification
- Climber-Belayer Communication
Deposits and PaymentsA $50 deposit is required to hold a spot for you on one of our trips.
Full payment is due 7 days prior to the first day of your trip. If you sign up for a trip that starts within 7 days, full payment is due at that time (checks cannot be accepted for payment within 7 days of the start of your trip). We accept checks, money orders and most credit cards.
Weather PolicySome things are simply out of our control. If adverse weather - weather that is sure to make conditions unrealistic or unsafe for climbing - is inevitbale, Rocktown reserves the right to postpone and/or cancel a trip. Once a trip begins, if the activities are cut short due to weather, there is no refund available. We'll do what we can to make the best of it.
Cancellations and Refunds
Rocktown Climbing Gym reserves the right to cancel a trip due to lack of sign ups, or other factors beyond our control. In this case, you will have the option of receiving a refund or rescheduling for a later date. Rocktown Climbing Gym is not responsible for additional expenses incurred including non-refundable airline tickets, equipment, lodging and other travel related expenses.
If you cancel for any reason, prior to 5 days before your trip, we will happily give you a refund or you can reschedule for a later date.
If you cancel less than 5 days, but more than 48 hours, before your trip, a credit will be issued but no refund is available. No date changes or cancellations can be made within 48 hours of the start of the trip, and no credit or refund will be available. For the above reasons, we recommend that you purchase travel insurance from a travel agent.
Clothing - Items you should wear or pack
+ Lightweight hiking shoes or tennis shoes
+ T-shirt or athletic-t
+ Warm layer-sweatshirt or like
+ Rain jacket or nylon shell jacket
+ Loose fitting pants or athletic shorts – jeans are not recommended
+ Warm jacket-fleece or down (in late Fall)
+ Warm Gloves & Hat (in late Fall)
Personal Gear - Items to bring
+ 2-3 quarts of water
+ Lunch and snacks
+ Bug spray
+ Camera (optional)
Technical Climbing - Gear Provided by Rocktown
+ Rock Climbing Shoes (provided by Rocktown) - exact shoe size must be determined prior to the trip in order to ensure we have the right pair for you.
+ Climbing Harness (provided by Rocktown)
+ Helmet (provided by Rocktown)
Low-Impact and Environmentally Responsible Guiding Policy
The Rocktown guiding program has a cooperative effort with the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Management and has set forth a number of self-governing proactive policies to ensure the protection of the Refuge through minimizing impact.
- Keep group size low - we keep our group size to no more than 10 climbers and a possible 2 guides. This means our maximum group size will never exceed 12 - in most cases we will be at 10 or below. This means less impact to trails, less disturbance to other visitors and wildlife.
- Open communication with the Refuge about our schedule and guiding locations.
- Maintain best guiding practices, training, and site management.
- Consistently abide by Leave-No-Trace (LNT) principles.
- We are a supporter of the Access Fund in protecting climbers rights.
ContactRocktown Climbing Gym
200 SE 4th Street
OKC, OK 73129
PO Box 643
OKC, OK 73101