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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. Those of us who love Ohio and have not left, have seen the complete transition of Ohio to climbing gyms everywhere and increasing volume of climbers in every city to support them.
In any 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 crag. Presently, there are many crags and gyms. 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. 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 and you are destroying or altering the environment, flora and fauna. 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 at with climbing gear.
At present there appears to be much more than a cultural gap. Climbing is one of the safest activities, provided the entourage has a mutual understanding of tactics and techniques.
Auribus teneo lupum - Welcome to the Heart of it All.
Since we're next door to West Virginia - please share your opinion with the RFI from the Forest Service if you go or have been to Seneca. potomacmountainclub.org/Mon…
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.
For more information about the Ohio Climbers Coalition, visit their website:
Classic Climbing Routes at Ohio
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