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Athens 1 / 3 / 0 / 43 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 47
Baker Run, Marietta, Ohio 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Beach City Nature Preserve 0 / 0 / 21 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Berea Falls 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Cascade / Elywood Park, Elyria 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Cascade park, Elyria 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Centerville Mills 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Chippewa Creek 0 / 0 / 0 / 61 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 61
Columbia Park Ice 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Cuyahoga Falls Glens 0 / 0 / 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Cuyahoga Falls Gorge 0 / 0 / 0 / 21 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Doan Brook 0 / 0 / 1 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Eden Park 0 / 1 / 8 / 14 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Falls, The 2 / 0 / 1 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Hocking Hills State Forest 0 / 0 / 3 / 36 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 39
John Bryan State Park 0 / 0 / 19 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 27
Kiedaisch Point 12 / 9 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Lake Vesuvius 6 / 10 / 12 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 29
Logtown 35 / 29 / 14 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 70
Mad River Gorge & Nature Preserve 11 / 42 / 2 / 23 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 78
Marne Road Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Mosquito Alley 0 / 0 / 0 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 10
Ohio Ice and Mixed 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Paint Creek State Park 1 / 0 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Phat Rocks 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Plastic 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Rising Park 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Salt Fork State Park 0 / 0 / 0 / 23 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Scioto Audobon Climbing Wall 0 / 3 / 10 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Squaw Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Thompson Ledges 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Trailer Park Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Veteran's Park, Springfield OH 3 / 0 / 4 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Viaduct Park 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Waku Boulders, Marietta 0 / 0 / 0 / 15 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Whipps Ledges 8 / 1 / 52 / 30 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 78
liberty park recreation area 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Elevation: 711 ft
GPS: 39.96, -83.013 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: John- on Jul 16, 2007 with updates
Admins: Courtney Curtner

Welcome!

With the database growing ~daily, hopefully you are able to find something to your liking.

If you are looking for specific types of climbing.. you can look up those routes quickly by using the show routes drop down box.

It's Ohio ..

There are many crags to be found .. just look. LNT ethics are the goal since everyone will never be the first on the ground there .. watch your impact.

As a significant side note: climbing in Ohio is still fairly "touch and go." Deliberately lying to authorities can only bite you when they discover otherwise. Climbing in areas deemed presently illegal by the areas vested authority damages the efforts of fellow climbers working to secure legal access.

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 or social media pages:

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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+
The POO arete
Boulder
V3 6A
Triangle Arete 2
Boulder
V3+ 6A+ PG13
Journey to the Sun
TR, Boulder
V3-4 6A+
The Orgator
Boulder
V4 6B
Bird's Nest
Boulder
V4 6B
Thugged Out Since Cub Scouts
Boulder
V5-6 6C+ PG13
Monkey Swing
Boulder
V7 7A+
Fight or Flight
Boulder
V7 7A+
Racist Arete
Boulder
V8 7B
An 8th of Crack
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Excellent Ella
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
The Crack
TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Slippery When Wet
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Smokey
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Recycler
Sport
The POO arete Chippewa Creek > Downstream V2+ 5+ Boulder
Triangle Arete 2 Hocking Hills Sta… > Rectangle Rock V3 6A Boulder
Journey to the Sun Whipps Ledges > Moonlight Buttress V3+ 6A+ PG13 TR, Boulder
The Orgator Whipps Ledges > Island V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Bird's Nest Trailer Park Boul… > Commitment Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Thugged Out Since Cub Scouts Chippewa Creek > Downstream V4 6B Boulder
Monkey Swing Chippewa Creek > Downstream V5-6 6C+ PG13 Boulder
Fight or Flight Chippewa Creek > Midstream V7 7A+ Boulder
Racist Arete Chippewa Creek > Upstream V7 7A+ Boulder
An 8th of Crack Chippewa Creek > Downstream V8 7B Boulder
Excellent Ella Mad River Gorge &… > Dad's Wall (aka Glass Buttress) 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
The Crack Whipps Ledges > Main Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Slippery When Wet Mad River Gorge &… > Clear Creek Crag 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Smokey Mad River Gorge &… > Overpass Area 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Recycler Mad River Gorge &… > Clear Creek Crag 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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John  
a couple of years ago i was checking out liberty park recreational area in twinsburg. I stumbled upon some bolted routes about 35 to 40 feet high and was wondering if anyone else was aware of this area or has any info. some of the routes look really good for ohio. of course ohio parks suck and it has the area marked as a nature preserve so climbing is not permitted. I'm convinced this was a hidden gem before ohio took possession once again of more property. i'll probably take old gear out there with my bro and try to climb in the near future. i think this area would be perfect for the access fund to acquire. someone put a lot of work into bolting those routes and i hate to see it go to waste. i have added this place to mountain project and i hope to see people check it out. ne ohio is hurting for some sport routes and this place delivers. the parking lot is on liberty rd. right across from post rd. in twinsburg. May 5, 2017
Any know of any areas relatively close to the Cincinnati are to do some outdoor rappelling. Closer than red river gorge? Feb 24, 2017
Courtney Curtner
Dayton, OH
Courtney Curtner   Dayton, OH
Mike,

There is going to be a huge area in Springfield, Ohio being developed this spring that would lead to an excellent day of climbing. It is going to be known as the Mad River Gorge (aka Springfield Gorge) and will provide some great rocks to lead or top rope. Also in the southwest Ohio area there is John Bryan which has some short but enjoyable walls to top rope. There is also some great bouldering in the Athens, OH (south central Ohio) area. Just north of Athens is the Hocking Hills which has fun top roping (and amazing hiking- Old Man's Cave!). Good luck on your journey to climb in all 50 states! I'm on a similar quest with my boyfriend! Jan 16, 2017
mike varlotta
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
mike varlotta   Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
My son and I are going to be passing through Ohio this June/July on our quest to climb in all 50 states... Can anyone recommend the best place to go for a day of climbing? Preferably leading (sport or trad) bouldering or top-roping ok, too. Jan 13, 2017
Eplumer400
Cleveland, OH
Eplumer400   Cleveland, OH
I'm making more of a habit to go to Whipp's Ledges more often, and therefore am going to try to clean the area information up a bit and add some routes that are being climbed but not recorded. PM me if you have anything to add or suggestions. Jul 15, 2016
Jeff Dunbar
Charlotte, NC
Jeff Dunbar   Charlotte, NC
Hi, I am moving to Hudson, OH, in mid July and I am looking for serious training partners to get back in shape for many climbing trips to the New and the Red this fall. Any suggestions for where I should go (in person and/or online) to meet others in NE Ohio who are serious about training for outdoor climbing? 

I can lead easy 5.10 sport/trad off the couch, but I hope to be leading hard 5.11 trad/sport by the end of the year. Multiple training partners are welcome! PM me if interested... Jun 11, 2015
tarsaucer Martin
Moscow, ID
tarsaucer Martin   Moscow, ID
does anyone think it would be a good idea to add an ohio link for "indoor climbing areas" on the main ohio MP page? Dec 20, 2014
Alert !!! Cleveland Metroparks !! Metroparks rangers are confinscating climbers gear. The only metropark you can legaly climb in is Whipps Ledges by permit only. I have climbed around Cleveland since 1971 and have rarely had trouble.in the past year I am hearing stories of rangers pulling ropes off climbs at Whipps and actualy searching peoples cars! They take your gear and give you a 120$ ticket. Barefoot solo anyone? Anyone remember the Vulgarians? Sep 6, 2014
In Cbus for a week 9/8 to 9/13 looking to get a Red River Gorge trip or any climbing trip going :) I lead solid 5.11 sport and 5.10 trad. e-mail me on here if you're interested! Sep 7, 2013
will be heading to New Phila to visit the family in late May and then driving down to the Red River Gorge....I've heard Hocking Hills has some climbing. We are looking for sport 5.8-5.11 or some easier trad routes. Any suggestions? Anything else on the way? Thanks! Apr 19, 2011
Does anyone know of any climbing near Canton or Youngstown? Also, are there any climbers on here from this area? May 3, 2010
jhump  
Under Squaw Rock section is Logtown. This should not be here. Logtown has its own section and is nowhere near Squaw Rock (75 miles away?). May 10, 2009

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