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Chicago Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Jon Lauters on Jan 4, 2008  with updates from Joe Stark
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Tucked away in a quiet corner of the park Chicago wall offers five challenging routes. Nothing's a giveaway over here. Pack a lunch.

Getting There 

From the circular parking area near the river access put the boat ramp on your left and head into the woods. You'll find a narrow foot trail leading into the woods through the tall grass. Follow this trail until you see a tall wall on your right with small caves in the face. Welcome to Chi-Town.

Climbing Season

For the Pictured Rocks area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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Son of Jor-El 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  IA : Pictured Rocks : Chicago Wall
Scramble up into the smaller cave on the right to start. Steep route with big moves to good holds. Sustained....[more]   Browse More Classics in IA

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By Joe Stark
From: Iowa
Mar 20, 2016
Three new routes in the 11a range. All open and ready for action.

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