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Areas in Whipps Ledges

Beer Can Alley 2 / 0 / 4 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Blade 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Bubbles 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Christ Died 2 / 0 / 11 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Cigarettes After Sex 0 / 0 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Cripple Creek 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Falcons Landing 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Finger Tips 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Ignoreland 0 / 0 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Island 1 / 1 / 9 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Kansas City Boulder / Hueco 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Main Wall 4 / 0 / 33 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 36
Many Faces 0 / 0 / 7 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Moonlight Buttress 0 / 0 / 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Padua Wall 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Rest Stop Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Shooty Lane 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Smiles for Miles 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Tombstone 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Yellow Wall 0 / 0 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Z’s Blue Grunks Wall 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
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Description

Some sun, some shady, some wind, always a good time. Crowds on the weekends.. Kids smokin' after skool weekdays. Couples walking all the time. The seclusion you desire is proportionate to where you're climbing. Ymmv.

It is all Sharon Conglomerate Sandstone. Don't pull hard on problems / routes during or immediately following rainy spells.

Plenty of Top Rope routes, only a handful of Gear routes, Bouldering + every lame contrived variation thought up.

Many of the Top Rope routes require long webbing or static lines to set up. Please be gentle with the remaining trees when setting up. .

Getting There

Locate the intersection of State Route 303 and State Road near Hinckley, Ohio. Go south on State Road. There are two parking areas with restrooms(no running water); either parking area will get you to Whipps Ledges.

Upper Parking Area: Go south on State Road to Bellus Road. Turn left on Bellus Road. Take the next right on Top of Ledges Drive. Follow this to the parking area.

Lower Parking Area: Go south on State Road past Bellus Road. The parking lot entrance will be on the left before the bridge.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Whipps Ledges

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 6
Sandbox Arete
Boulder
V3+ 6A+ PG13
 3
Journey to the Sun
TR, Boulder
V5 6C
 4
The Orgator
Boulder
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 3
Southern Drawl
TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Double O
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
The Crack
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Patagonia
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Christ Died Crack
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Burnout
TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Buzzard
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
The Arete
TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 6
Dunes
TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
Snoopy
TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 4
Banana
TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V3+ 6A+ PG13
 3
The Cave
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sandbox Arete Island
 6
V0 4 Boulder
Journey to the Sun Moonlight Buttress
 3
V3+ 6A+ PG13 TR, Boulder
The Orgator Island
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Southern Drawl Beer Can Alley
 3
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c TR
Double O Island
 10
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
The Crack Main Wall
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Patagonia Main Wall
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Christ Died Crack Christ Died
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Burnout Main Wall
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Buzzard Main Wall
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
The Arete Island
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Dunes Island
 6
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
Snoopy Main Wall
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
Banana Main Wall
 4
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
The Cave Main Wall
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b V3+ 6A+ PG13 TR, Boulder
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In order to obtain a permit to climb contact Cleveland Metroparks Visitor Services at 216-635-3200, Ext. 264 Aug 20, 2012
brysonh
SLC, UT
brysonh   SLC, UT
I just tried calling the number above. I guess permits are handled differently now:

clevelandmetroparks.com/Mai…

I called and they provided 216-635-3304 as phone number. May 24, 2016
Does anyone no what the name is of the sport route hear and if there have been more introduced over the years? May 16, 2017
John-  
PM me, there's names everywhere. Jun 27, 2017
John Sprouse
Akron, OH
John Sprouse   Akron, OH
2018
Below is a link to the most current page with info / application for a climbing permit:

clevelandmetroparks.com/abo…

You can also contact Leah M. Androne at: lma@clevelandmetroparks.com Jun 21, 2018

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