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Please note Quartz Mountain Nature Park's rules and regulations for the Gatherings and Spring Flings:

1) No liquor or drugs. Beer is permitted.
2) No firearms.
3) No mountain bikes.
4) No campfires.
5) No tree cutting or trimming.
6) Pets on a leash at all times.
7) Barbecue grills are permitted in the parking lot.
8) Bivying and tent camping are permitted 100' east of the parking lot.
9) Sleeping in your vehicle is permitted.
10) Carry-out and dispose of all trash and waste.



The Wichita Mountains Climbers Coalition (WMCC) is a non-profit, volunteer climbers organization dedicated to protecting the climbing resources and natural environment of the Wichita Mountains at both the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge (Refuge) and Baldy Point (Quartz) at Quartz Mountain Nature Park by working in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Refuge and the State of Oklahoma at Quartz. The WMCC is not a climbing club and does not offer sponsored climbing instruction, outings or events.

The Quartz Fall Gathering and Quartz Spring Fling are semi-annual gatherings of individual members of the local climbing community which were started by climbers for climbers, and which are allowed by Quartz Mountain Nature Park under a special use permit authorizing on-site camping at Baldy Point during the events. The WMCC, at the request of Quartz Mountain Nature Park, acts as campground host for the Quartz Fall Gathering and Spring Fling for the sole and only purposes of assisting Quartz Mountain Nature Park in collecting camping fees from those in attendance, insuring that camping and other activities of the event do not cause significant impacts to the natural environment of the area, and cleaning up all litter, trash and other waste resulting from the events.

The WMCC is not responsible for and makes no representations or warranties regarding the safety, or lack thereof, of those attending the Quartz Fall Gathering or Quartz Spring Fling, or for the security, or lack thereof, of the vehicles, equipment and personal belongings of those in attendance. Attendance is "at your own risk", and each person in attendance is individually responsible for his or her own safety, as well as for the security of their vehicles, equipment and personal belongings. Moreover, each person in attendance is individually responsible for abiding by all rules and regulations of Quartz Mountain Nature Park, the oversight and enforcement of which is the sole responsibility of Quartz Mountain Nature Park.

For more information on what you can do to help, contact the WMCC.



Dedicated to protecting the climbing resources and natural environment of the Wichita Mountains