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Routes in Lehigh Park-Oglesby IL

Elevation: 300 ft
GPS: 41.296, -89.039 Google Map · Climbing Map
Shared By: Eero46 on Aug 2, 2011
Admins: Dave Hug
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Description

This area is completely unheard of! Mainly due to the fact it is hidden in central IL.

You have to park across from Lehigh Park in a parking lot.

Cross the road and continue towards the outdoor band stand. Go past the band stand towards the back left corner of the park.There you should stumble upon a trail. Follow that trail until it starts to go downhill.

Take the second trail on your left (this is a downhill mtb course so watch out!), it should take a sharp left and then open up into a a clearer area. Continue along the downhill course and look to your left.

Look all around we are finding new boulders every time we go out there.

Getting There

From Oglesby:
Drive east of Walnut St and you should see it on your left once you get outside the main town area.

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Eero46  
This could be a great weekend limestone crag with a little love. Been digging deeper into the park and boulders are quality as far as limestone can be. Once through the initial brushing stage the rock underneath is solid. May 26, 2016
KovasP
Downers Grove, IL
KovasP   Downers Grove, IL
Checked out Lehigh Park today - beautiful park but not much of a bouldering destination. One big boulder suitable for climbing. Bluff walls have great potential but base is on steep slope, so no place for crash pads. Would be a great project to level base of bluffs and establish some problems there, could be a nice area for climbing.




Nov 11, 2015
Have you explored into the mathiessen state park area? Looking at google maps terrain feature, it looks somewhat promising. Oct 24, 2012

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