Added by Zachary Heiliger
World class granite climbing randomly placed in Southwest Oklahoma! Quartz Mountain (also known as Baldy Point) rises from the flat prairie like a mirage tricking weary climbers, it looks almost too good to be true!
Quartz Mountain (also known as Baldy Point) is a granite paradise for climbers; hosting some of the state's longest and most challenging climbs! Friction is the name of the game here! The routes vary from 5.5 to 5.12 with a mixture of sport and traditional climbs. Don't be surprised if there is a PG13, R, or X rating tagged onto the grade! Gear placement and familiarity with technical friction moves is key here!
The parking lot to Baldy Point is at the following location: Baldy Point Parking, E1460 Road, Lone Wolf, OK 73655 (10 minutes) West of Quartz Mountain State Park. From the parking lot, you will be face-to-face with Baldy Point, a large granite mountain with a smooth wavy face. Follow along access trail to the base of the climbs, some climbing areas require boulder-hopping and scrambling. The most popular climbing areas are Sea of Screams, Snakes Head / S Wall, South America, Atlantic, and Watch Me Wall. If you are feeling adventurous, free-solo the Snakes Head 5.5X (150ft) but be mentally prepared for 'jump' at the end!
A good guidebook is the Oklahoma Select "A Climber's Guide" by Tony Mayse. Campsites are available at Quartz Mountain State Park.
- Guidebook: Oklahoma Select "A Climber's Guide" by Tony Mayse
- Two Ropes (many climbs require 70 meter minimum or two ropes for rappel)
- Trad Rack
- Quick Draws
- Plenty of Water
- Bouldering Pad
ReviewsLeave a Review
Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!
More Adventures Nearby
Hike the California Road Nature Trail Loop
Oklahoma / California Road Nature Trail
Red Rock Canyon is approximately one hour west of Oklahoma City, the entrance is on the south side of the town of Hinton.
Climb at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge
Oklahoma / Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center
The Wichita Mountains is a paradise for those trapped in the flat lands of Oklahoma and Texas! From Oklahoma City it's approx. 2 hours 15 minutes, and from Dallas/Ft Worth (TX) approx. 4 hours.