Group Camp B Bouldering
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GCB is filled with large separated blocks and short walls of hard grey sandstone. The quality of the stone is excellent for the park, and the bouldering consists of just under or just over vertical lines. A couple steeper lines can be found but they’re short lived pleasures. The highballs truly dominate the pine woods with a broken down palace sort of atmosphere. It is a very nice hang mid week when it’s quiet.
The problems are host to an array of archetypal holds- pockets, crimpers, slopers, pinches, you name it! This stone was made for bouldering. For the most part the climbing here flows well, and with some of the highballs it is more like climbing a route than a "problem".
The area is divided into two sectors. First the Plan B area which is a collection of Boulders and a small wall. Backbone Ridge is a conspicuous ridge of rock which juts out of the hilltop with bouldering on both sides. It’s pretty classic for the Midwest and showcases the park test piece Sandstone Violence which is as good as it gets for the style.
As of 2009 the park rangers have asked us **NOT TO HIKE THROUGH THE CAMPSITES**! Please see thread or map below for alternate ways to get to the problems. There are a lot of different user groups packed into a relatively small area. Common courtesy and respect for the campers experience will go a long way and help keep this gift from the gods open to climbing. Don’t be “that” guy.
Updated (2009) Group B topo with Plan B Area and the Backbone Ridge split into east side and west side. Alternate approaches are the dotted lines.
Classic Climbing Routes at Group Camp B
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