You don’t have to go far to get your rock climbing fix in OKC. Rocktown is the famous former-grain-silo-turned-indoor-and-outdoor-climbing-gym that is located downtown between Bricktown and the Boathouse District. Rocktown was also featured in the recent short documentary from TheCoolist, Oklahoma City: Uncovering a Hidden Gem of American Cool (which you should definitely watch if you haven’t already).
Another nearby place to consider testing out the quality of your carabiners is Red Rock Canyon State Park. Located one hour west of OKC near Hinton, Red Rock Canyon offers hiking where you can see original wagon wheel ruts left by settlers on their way to California, in addition to cool 80-foot red canyon walls perfect for rappelling and climbing.
(Among other great spots, the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge discussed below also offers rock climbing. Read on!)