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Areas in Logtown

Big Cliffs 16 / 30 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 51
Middle Cliff, The 17 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
Tower...AKA Janet's Dream, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0

Description

There is a printable map (2018) with routes for Logtown. It can be found on the Ohio Climber's Coalition website's Logtown information page or you can access it directly here: Logtown Quarry Climbing Map. There are several new routes to check out, including a few new bolted lines at the Middle Cliffs.

Current information about projects, improvements and other climber activity at Logtown and other NE Ohio climbing areas can be found on the Northeast Ohio Climbers group page on Facebook.

The closest restrooms are located in the small park across the river, a short driving distance from the parking lot.

History: There is good information online if your willing to search for it. Also, 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. One of the original guides can be found at the Lisbon Historical Society on Washington Street, between Market and Jefferson.

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 with both Sport and Trad lines. The top of the cliff is steep and is covered with debris; it’s best not to set up a Top Rope from the top of the cliff. If possible, one person leads the route, then sets up a top rope by attaching their gear to the permanent anchors. If you must set up the Top Rope from the top of the cliff, please be careful and try not to knock the debris down onto the climbs.

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 mostly bolted routes. Older bolts have mostly been replaced as of 2018; 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. If you do Top Rope or Rappel here, be very cautious of the loose rock at the top section of the cliffs. There is a 3 bolt rappel station on top of The Pit that is a good place to practice rappelling.

It’s best not to set up a Top Rope from the top of the cliff on most of the climbs. If possible, one person leads the route, then sets up a top rope by attaching their gear to the permanent anchors. If you must set up the Top Rope from the top of the cliff, please be careful and try not to knock down loose rocks.

Most of the anchors at Logtown have permanent steel carabiners attached; please attach your own gear to the anchors for Top Roping. The last climber to climb the route can then either lower off(recommended) or rappel off the permanent steel carabiners and clean the route. These anchors are costly and take time to replace, please do not Top Rope directly off the permanent anchors.

Lisbon

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.

BadBolts.com

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Logtown

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 4
Easy Does It 5.5
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Always Saturday
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Spock Lives
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Block Party
Sport, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Beach Party
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 21
Footloose and Finger Free
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
Mr. Greenjeans
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Beam Me Up, Scotty
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
A Little Something
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Easy Does It 5.5 Big Cliffs > 4. Front Wall
 4
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
Always Saturday Big Cliffs > 4. Front Wall
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Spock Lives Big Cliffs > 3. Right Main Wall
 4
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Block Party Big Cliffs > 4. Front Wall
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Beach Party Big Cliffs > 4. Front Wall
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Footloose and Finger Free Big Cliffs > 3. Right Main Wall
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Sport
Mr. Greenjeans Middle Cliff
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Beam Me Up, Scotty Big Cliffs > 2. Left Main Wall
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
A Little Something Big Cliffs > 4. Front Wall
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
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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: neocc.files.wordpress.com/2… Aug 18, 2011
Cole T
Cincinnati, OH
Cole T   Cincinnati, OH
more routes are posted on rockclimbing.com for logtown (96 routes)
rockclimbing.com/routes/Nor…

Here is the pdf guidebook if you don't have a wordpress

docs.google.com/file/d/0B6x… 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.

reocities.com/logtownguide/ Aug 23, 2017

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