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Big Cliffs 2 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Front Wall, The 1 / 11 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Left Main Wall 1 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Middle Cliff, The 17 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Nightmare Wall 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Pit, The 13 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Right Main Wall 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Testing Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Tower...AKA Janet's Dream, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
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There is good information online if your willing to search for it. There is a 1986 (out of print) guide, "A Climber's Guide to the Cliffs of Logtown, Ohio" by Sean Cobourn and Todd McCormick that records the earlier climbing history of Logtown.

Logtown: Lisbon, Ohio

Climbers at Logtown have the support of the Village of Lisbon, which includes the Middle Cliffs and the trail to the Big Cliffs.

The Middle Cliffs are short and unbolted and can be climbed as trad routes and top roped.

The Big Cliffs are on private property. Climbing has been going on here for decades, so past practice is used here. There are a few trad routes mixed in with several bolted routes. Older bolts are in the process of being replaced; as always use your own judgement when considering a route. Most of the bolted lines climb between drill marks from the old sandstone quarry. Top roping can be challenging here due to the rotten top portion of the cliff which leads to better rock below.


Lisbon offers several fine restaurants including: Mary's Pizza Shop, Scratch , and The Courthouse Inn & Restaurant (Vegetarian) .

Numbers Brewing Company serves craft beers of all kinds.

A two minute walk up the trail from the Middle Cliffs takes you to a park with a swimming pool(fee) and restrooms.

The Village is working on funding for a footbridge to cross the river, close to the Climber's parking lot, that will lead to a small park with restrooms.

Getting There

Locate the Lisbon/Roger exit off of State Highway Route 11 near Lisbon, Ohio. Go west on State Route 154 to US Route 30 and go through Lisbon. Just before the bridge at the end of town, turn right onto Logtown Road. Go a short distance until you drive over a paved bike/walking path. The parking lot is just past the bike path on the left.

Middle Cliffs: Walk back to where the bike path crosses Logtown Road. Take the MSG Joseph Daniel Harrison Memorial Trail to the cliffs.

Big Cliffs: Face the bike trail. Walk several yards to the left and up some stone stairs to the bike trail (the top of the stone steps are near the start of a fence). Turn left and walk to the end of the fence. A few feet past the fence, turn right and follow the stone steps up to the Big Cliffs.

If you come across a questionable bolt while climbing at Logtown, please report it to the Ohio Climbers Coalition via so that we can make sure to address this issue.

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Sean Cobourn
Gramling, SC
Sean Cobourn   Gramling, SC
Logtown was my home crag from 1975 through 1987 when I finally left Ohio for good. It is a great little crag (for Ohio) with a long history. I am adding all our old routes. I hear many have been "updated". That's cool. But my protection comments may be outdated..... Nov 13, 2007
PDF Guidebook can be found here:… Aug 18, 2011
Cole T
Cincinnati, OH
Cole T   Cincinnati, OH
more routes are posted on for logtown (96 routes)…

Here is the pdf guidebook if you don't have a wordpress… May 6, 2014
Brian Freund
Hookstown (Pittsburgh), PA
Brian Freund   Hookstown (Pittsburgh), PA
This is a nice little crag, especially considering it's location in eastern Ohio. The main area features numerous mid to high grade, but fairly short sport climbs. The entire main area can also be easily top roped and some moderate top rope only routes are found near The Pit at the south end of the main cliff. Top access to the main cliff is via a trail on the right (south) side of the formation near The Pit.

While much of the main area features relatively smooth quaried walls and challenging sport routes, the nearby Middle Cliff area features more natural rock surfaces and many low to mid grade routes. The natural features including numerous cracks and broken blocks make middle cliff a reasonable place for some short Trad climbs as well as top rope. However Middle Cliff is considerably less popular than the main area and tends to be more grown in and difficult to move about at. Logtown being fairly close to my home, and me being new to Trad, I actually hope to explore and help clean up the middle cliff area in the near future.

For tons of information about the Logtown climbing area and the available routes, check out the archived climbing guide. It is somewhat old, but still very useful and relvant. Aug 23, 2017

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