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Hocking Hills State Forest

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Big Spring Hollow/Conkle's Hollow 
Cascada Boulders  
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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Chestnut Ridge
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A trail that begins in Sells Park in the City of Athens, continuing into Strouds Run State Park. Near Athens, Ohio
Thunderbunny Trail
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Hollow Point Trail
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Sundown Trail
Sundown Trail treats riders to a twisty traverse along the eastern side of Dow Lake. Near Athens, Ohio
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Hocking Hills State Forest Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,001,000'
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Rock here is Blackhand Sandstone .. quality varies from crap to dead solid.

Climbing is only permitted in the designated "Climbing and Rappeling Area". Climbing at such areas as Old Man's Cave or Conkle's Hollow is prohibited and subject to a hefty fine. There are no bolted routes or anchors, setting a TR is mandatory.

Getting There 

Depending on where your intentions are, the drives are different. Consult the Wild Mercantile in Athens at 7405945198. They'll get you going in the right direction!

More information is available on the Hocking Hills State Forest website.
The nearest town is Logan. There is a parking lot for the designated area past the Conkle's Hollow lot on Pine Road. Cross the road, find the green bridge and hike up the hill. Register to show area is used. The tallest climbs can be found at the far right end of the climbing area. For the least strenuous access take the flat trail to the right that follows the stream.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 9.3 miles from here

38 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hocking Hills State Forest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hocking Hills State Forest:
Spider Monkey   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Dolomedes Wall
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Featured Route For Hocking Hills State Forest
Rock Climbing Photo: Cleaning holds on Scarred for a Day.

Scarred for a Day V4 6B  OH : Hocking Hills State Forest : Shipwreck Area
Starts on right of boulder with right hand on arete and left on 'scar' side pull. Stand up and traverse through some slopers at the lip then press mantle to top out. Very balance oriented problem....[more]   Browse More Classics in OH

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By jmansfield
Sep 22, 2009
A working link to the Hocking Hills website is:

Click on the climbing area brochure to see a map of the site.

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