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Lehigh Park-Oglesby IL

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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Bouldering at Oglesby


This area is completely unheard of! Mainly due to the fact it is hidden in central IL. With that said this is a decent bouldering area if you're bored of climbing indoors and looking to climb nothing over a v3.

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.

To your left you should see nice cliffs and 4-7ft tall boulders. 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

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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
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

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