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Elevation: 569 ft
GPS: 34.603, -88.176 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Jim Morse on Sep 6, 2013
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Description

Tishomingo State Park is located in northeastern Mississippi near its border with Alabama. It is heavily wooded and looking at it from the air you would never guess that there is climbable rock. However, that is one of the benefits of Tishomingo. The boulder fields and rock walls are located in a wooded area that provides shade from the summer southern Sun. Access to the climbing areas is by a maintained trail.

There is $3.00 access fee per vehicle with up to six passengers. Additional passengers are $0.50 each. A climbing permit is required. To get a permit you must leave your driver's license and show the ranger your helmet.

A climbing guide with 117 route descriptions is available at the ranger's station for $15.00 (entrance). All climbs are single pitch trad or top rope and most are 15 to 35 feet although some go to 60 feet. Top ropes are difficult to rig because adequate anchors tend to be far from the rock edge. Be prepared to anchor 15 to 25 feet from the rock face. There are also several nice bouldering areas within the park.

The climbing guide has maps that show the locations of climbs and bouldering. Climbs are rated between 5.0 and 5.11. The most well known climb is Jean's Overhang, a 60 foot 5.11 fist crack through an 18 foot roof.

Getting There

Go south on Highway 25 from Iuka, MS for approximately 25 miles to the town of Tishomingo. The park is just east of the town. 105 CR 90, Tishomingo, MS seems to be a good GPS address.

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