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Hocking Hills State Forest

Ohio > Southeast Ohio

Description

Rock here is Blackhand Sandstone .. quality varies from crap to dead solid.

Climbing is only permitted in the designated "Climbing and Rappeling Area". Climbing at such areas as Old Man's Cave or Conkle's Hollow is prohibited and subject to a hefty fine. There are no bolted routes or anchors, setting a TR is mandatory.

Getting There

Depending on where your intentions are, the drives are different. Consult the Wild Mercantile in Athens at 7405945198. They'll get you going in the right direction!

More information is available on the Hocking Hills State Forest website.
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The nearest town is Logan. There is a parking lot for the designated area past the Conkle's Hollow lot on Big Pine Road. Cross the road, find the green bridge and hike up the hill. Register to show area is used. The tallest climbs can be found at the far right end of the climbing area. For the least strenuous access take the flat trail to the right that follows the stream.

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Unamed boulder problem, in a fairly large cave. Follow crack in middle about halfway up. Easy, V0
[Hide Photo] Unamed boulder problem, in a fairly large cave. Follow crack in middle about halfway up. Easy, V0
Great map of the Hocking Hills area with access details.
[Hide Photo] Great map of the Hocking Hills area with access details.

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[Hide Comment] A working link to the Hocking Hills website is: ohiodnr.com/DNN/forests/hoc…

Click on the climbing area brochure to see a map of the site. Sep 22, 2009
Cameron Titus
Marysville, Ohio
[Hide Comment] Most up to date climbing map.

hockinghills.com/maps/rock_… Dec 19, 2015
Katie Bailey
Bryan, TX
[Hide Comment] The road is actually called Big Pine Rd. Not 'Pine Rd.' Jun 6, 2016
[Hide Comment] Anyone know anything about this problem?
Mar 13, 2017
[Hide Comment] On other sites I have seen an area called "The Play Ground" mentioned. Does anyone have beta on the location of this site and the routes? Thanks! Jun 28, 2018
Cole T
Cincinnati, OH
[Hide Comment] More people really need to get out here, the problems are really good though a bit spread, but with good trails access is easy May 7, 2019