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Witches Front  


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Description 

Shady and very tree covered.
Not very crowded, but not secluded either.
Can see the highway from the climbing area.

Unsure of which rock type, but most top outs are slopey and chossy. Good spotting and pads are strongly advised.

Getting There 

From Route 33, get off at Rock Riffle Road in Athens, Ohio.

Depending on which direction you are coming from, you may have to pass back under Route 33. Parking will be a dirt/gravel pull off on the left side of the road. The approach is a steep hike with the mouth starting right at the corner of Rock Riffle Road and the off ramp for Route 33.

The approach is relatively steep and is about a 10 minute hike to the boulder area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.8 miles from here

25 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Witches Front:
Key Hole Arete   V1 5     Boulder   
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Featured Route For Witches Front
Sinking the keyhole pocket on Key Hole Arete.

Key Hole Arete V1 5  OH : Athens : Witches Front
SUS Climb the left side of the arete through a pocket to the top. Requires a lot of slow movement and balance.(Variation 2, V2: Climb the arete with out the pocket for the “Keyless Entry”.) (Variation 3, V4: climb the face through the pocket without the arete for “The Lock Smith”)...[more]   Browse More Classics in OH

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