Elevation: 736 ft
GPS: 42.199, -90.862 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: J. Stark on Sep 26, 2014
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Description

Ozark Wildlife Area is located in Jackson county 2 1/2 miles northeast of Canton. It is a 323-acre wildlife area situated along the north fork of the Maquoketa River. The area features bolted sport climbs on fine Iowa limestone. There are two crags in the area- Hoot Bluff and 187 Crag.

Getting There

From E-17 in Canton take 6th Ave north. Take a right on 166th St. Then left on 21st Ave. You will cross the river then take a right onto 187th St. This Level B maintenance road can be a real mess during rainy spells. Park along the 21st ave if need be and hike in. 187 runs along a field before passing the Ozark parking lot and entering the wildlife area. All the bolted routes are located along 187.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Ozark Wildlife Area

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V3 6A
 4
Fire Escape
Boulder
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Big Muddy
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Bad to the Bone
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Power Surge
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Aggregating Anenome
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Liberal Tendencies
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
Bottomed Out
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Deer Crossing
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Night Skies
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 18
Gravity Amp
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Golden Showers
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 3
The Yang
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 7
Back in the Groove
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fire Escape 187 Crag
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Big Muddy Hoot Bluff
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Bad to the Bone Hoot Bluff
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Power Surge Hoot Bluff
 10
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Aggregating Anenome 187 Crag
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Liberal Tendencies Hoot Bluff
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bottomed Out 187 Crag
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Deer Crossing Hoot Bluff
 13
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Night Skies 187 Crag
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Gravity Amp Hoot Bluff
 18
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Golden Showers Hoot Bluff
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
The Yang 187 Crag
 3
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Back in the Groove Hoot Bluff
 7
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport
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