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Railroad Area  

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Mostly shady and occasionaly damp, this area provides some of Jackson Falls's finest climbing and one of the hardest climbs. This area is a bit of an approach, but well worth it.

Getting There 

To get here is a bit of a haul by most Jackson Falls standard. The two ways are to head either down the access roap and to the right (toward the Gallery) and walk for quite some time until you hit the Railroad. Turn right and follow that until the crag is on your right. The other way is to follow the trail on the top of the cliffline until the trail takes you to a third class scramble to the rear entrance of the area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Railroad Area:
Procrastination   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Electrocutioner   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Ego Tripping   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 65'   
Into the Sun   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Drifter   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 65'   
Wild at Heart   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch   
Blue Velvet   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   
Barbarians at the Gate   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport   
Slab Stick Comedy   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Butcher of Baghdad   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
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Into the Sun 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  IL : Jackson Falls : Railroad Area
This is a really cool and reletively long pockety line. With a neat undercling-y and pocket-y crux right near the top, it is really fun. Maybe a little hard for the grade but uber cool. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in IL

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