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Welcome!

With the database growing ~daily, hopefully, you can find something to your liking. There are many climbers from Ohio presently scattered around the nation. When returning home to our families and parents, you can visit the home crag that started it all. Those of us who love Ohio and have not left, have seen the complete transition of Ohio to climbing gyms everywhere and an increasing volume of climbers in every city to support them. 

In any case, if you are just beginning and if you are looking for specific types of climbing... you can look up those routes quickly by using the show routes drop-down box.

There are many crags to be found ... just look around. Chat with other elder climbers at your local gear shop or local crag. There are now many public crags. Maybe go to them, get coffee with others who have climbed before you, and listen to their stories and history of the area. Leave No Trace (LNT) ethics are the goal since everyone will never be the first on the ground there .. watch your impact. Chalk balls are nearly ethically required and seen as just responsible usage. Chipping routes is destructive and unethical. Digging out dirt to create an area is destructive and tantamount to chipping. Adding bolts without consensus is irresponsible. Crafting a new path through the park can damage the environment for years. Putting up a so-called FA post-2000 is normally false. Erosion ... one cannot preserve what is not conserved. 

A significant side note: climbing in Ohio is still a fairly "touch and go" state. Deliberately deceiving and lying to authorities will bite you and the Ohio community when discovered otherwise. Climbing in areas deemed presently illegal by the areas vested authority damages efforts of fellow climbers who work to secure legal access. There are areas listed under the Ohio heading page that are illegal to be seen with climbing gear.

At present, there appears to be much more than a cultural and ethic gaps. Climbing is one of the safest activities, provided the entourage has a mutual understanding of ethics, tactics, and techniques.

Auribus teneo lupum - Welcome to the Heart of it All.

Ohio Climbers Coalition

The Ohio Climbers Coalition is an affiliate of the Access Fund that works to protect and develop climbing areas within Ohio. 

For more information about the Ohio Climbers Coalition, visit their website:

Ohio Climbers Coalition Website

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ohio

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2+ 5+
 41
The POO arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 45
Shark Week
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
 43
Monkey Swing
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 102
Excellent Ella
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 81
Knope We Can
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 81
Slingshot
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 44
The Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 90
Scrub-a-Dub-Dub
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 71
6 pack
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 73
Silver Streaks
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 59
Slippery When Wet
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 51
Slappy McCracken
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 36
Smokey
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 49
J-Ella
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 32
Casual Business
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The POO arete Northeast Ohio > Chippewa Creek > Downstream
 41
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Shark Week Southwest Ohio > … > Rusty Ravine > Crinoid Cove
 45
V4 6B Boulder
Monkey Swing Northeast Ohio > Chippewa Creek > Downstream
 43
V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Excellent Ella Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Dad's Wall (aka Glass…
 102
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Knope We Can Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Amusement Wall
 81
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Slingshot Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Amusement Wall
 81
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Crack Northeast Ohio > Whipps Ledges > Main Wall
 44
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Scrub-a-Dub-Dub Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Clear Creek Crag
 90
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
6 pack Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Clear Creek Crag
 71
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Silver Streaks Central Ohio > Marne Rd > D. Katz Wall
 73
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Slippery When Wet Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Clear Creek Crag
 59
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Slappy McCracken Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Amusement Wall
 51
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Smokey Southwest Ohio > … > Overpass Area > Overpass Wall
 36
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
J-Ella Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Dad's Wall (aka Glass…
 49
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Casual Business Central Ohio > Marne Rd > F. Genesis Wall & E S…
 32
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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