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Lehigh Park-Oglesby IL Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 300'
Location: 41.2963, -89.0391 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Eero46 on Aug 2, 2011
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Description 

This area is completely unheard of! Mainly due to the fact it is hidden in central IL.

You have to park across from Lehigh Park in a parking lot.

Cross the road and continue towards the outdoor band stand. Go past the band stand towards the back left corner of the park.There you should stumble upon a trail. Follow that trail until it starts to go downhill.

Take the second trail on your left (this is a downhill mtb course so watch out!), it should take a sharp left and then open up into a a clearer area. Continue along the downhill course and look to your left.

Look all around we are finding new boulders every time we go out there.

Getting There 

From Oglesby:
Drive east of Walnut St and you should see it on your left once you get outside the main town area.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',5],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: good angle on the boulder

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Rock Climbing Photo: Uncleaned and unclimbed arĂȘte Boulder waiting in ...
Uncleaned and unclimbed arĂȘte Boulder waiting in ...
Rock Climbing Photo: A lowball with slab top out yet to see a first asc...
A lowball with slab top out yet to see a first asc...
Rock Climbing Photo: Photo doesn't do this justice. Nice cave problems ...
BETA PHOTO: Photo doesn't do this justice. Nice cave problems ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Lowball rail problem yet to be cleaned or claimed ...
BETA PHOTO: Lowball rail problem yet to be cleaned or claimed ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Massive cave area. Lots of boulder potential along...
BETA PHOTO: Massive cave area. Lots of boulder potential along...

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By Roberto de la Riva
Oct 24, 2012
Have you explored into the mathiessen state park area? Looking at google maps terrain feature, it looks somewhat promising.
By KovasP
From: Downers Grove, IL
Nov 11, 2015
Checked out Lehigh Park today - beautiful park but not much of a bouldering destination. One big boulder suitable for climbing. Bluff walls have great potential but base is on steep slope, so no place for crash pads. Would be a great project to level base of bluffs and establish some problems there, could be a nice area for climbing.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bluff walls with potential for problems
Bluff walls with potential for problems


Rock Climbing Photo: Not a lot of climbing happening here
Not a lot of climbing happening here


Rock Climbing Photo: The one big boulder I found
The one big boulder I found
By Eero46
May 26, 2016
This could be a great weekend limestone crag with a little love. Been digging deeper into the park and boulders are quality as far as limestone can be. Once through the initial brushing stage the rock underneath is solid.

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