Lehigh Park-Oglesby IL Rock Climbing
Bouldering at Oglesby
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.
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]
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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.
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.
Bluff walls with potential for problems
Not a lot of climbing happening here
The one big boulder I found
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.