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Welcome!

With the database growing ~daily, hopefully you are able to find something to your liking. There are many climbers from Ohio presently scattered around the nation. When we return home to our families and parents, you visit the home crag that started it all.

In the other case if your 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 climbers at your local gear shop or local gym. Presently, there are many gyms now in Ohio. 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 in Ohio is unethical. Digging out dirt to create an area is tantamount to chipping. Regarding steel in Ohio, message me and setup a time to meet for that discussion.

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 at with climbing gear.

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

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Ohio Climbers Coalition

The Ohio Climbers Coalition is an affiliate of the Access Fund that works to protect and develop climbing areas all over the state. In May 2017, they worked with the Access Fund and Clark County Parks District to officially open the Mad River Gorge & Nature Preserve to climbing.
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+
 20
The POO arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 21
Shark Week
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
 22
Monkey Swing
Boulder
V6 7A
 9
Psych
Boulder
V7- 7A+
 15
Fight or Flight
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 67
Excellent Ella
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 52
Knope We Can
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 58
Slingshot
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
The Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 66
Scrub-a-Dub-Dub
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 45
6 pack
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Slippery When Wet
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Slappy McCracken
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 38
J-Ella
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 13
Recycler
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The POO arete Northeast Ohio > Chippewa Creek > Downstream
 20
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Shark Week Southwest Ohio > … > Rusty Ravine > Crinoid Cove
 21
V4 6B Boulder
Monkey Swing Northeast Ohio > Chippewa Creek > Downstream
 22
V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Psych Central Ohio > Marne Rd > A. W Side Boulders
 9
V6 7A Boulder
Fight or Flight Northeast Ohio > Chippewa Creek > Midstream
 15
V7- 7A+ Boulder
Excellent Ella Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Dad's Wall (aka Glass…
 67
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Knope We Can Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Amusement Wall
 52
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Slingshot Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Amusement Wall
 58
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Crack Northeast Ohio > Whipps Ledges > Main Wall
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Scrub-a-Dub-Dub Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Clear Creek Crag
 66
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
6 pack Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Clear Creek Crag
 45
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Slippery When Wet Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Clear Creek Crag
 39
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Slappy McCracken Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Amusement Wall
 37
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
J-Ella Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Dad's Wall (aka Glass…
 38
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Recycler Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Clear Creek Crag
 13
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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