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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. 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.

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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.

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+
 31
The POO arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 28
Shark Week
Boulder
V5 6C PG13
 28
Monkey Swing
Boulder
V7 7A+
 20
Fight or Flight
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 84
Excellent Ella
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 67
Knope We Can
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 69
Slingshot
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 39
The Crack
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 77
Scrub-a-Dub-Dub
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 54
6 pack
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 46
Silver Streaks
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 49
Slippery When Wet
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 44
Slappy McCracken
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 41
Bangarang
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 21
Casual Business
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The POO arete Northeast Ohio > Chippewa Creek > Downstream
 31
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Shark Week Southwest Ohio > … > Rusty Ravine > Crinoid Cove
 28
V4 6B Boulder
Monkey Swing Northeast Ohio > Chippewa Creek > Downstream
 28
V5 6C PG13 Boulder
Fight or Flight Northeast Ohio > Chippewa Creek > Midstream
 20
V7 7A+ Boulder
Excellent Ella Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Dad's Wall (aka Glass…
 84
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Knope We Can Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Amusement Wall
 67
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Slingshot Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Amusement Wall
 69
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
The Crack Northeast Ohio > Whipps Ledges > Main Wall
 39
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Scrub-a-Dub-Dub Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Clear Creek Crag
 77
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
6 pack Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Clear Creek Crag
 54
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Silver Streaks Central Ohio > Marne Rd > D. Katz Wall
 46
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Slippery When Wet Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Clear Creek Crag
 49
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Slappy McCracken Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Amusement Wall
 44
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bangarang Southwest Ohio > … > MRG Southeast (… > Amusement Wall
 41
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Casual Business Central Ohio > Marne Rd > F. Genesis Wall & E S…
 21
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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