Adventure Projects is hiring a web engineer to join us in Boulder, CO
Mountain Project Logo

Areas in Salt Fork State Park

Diving Board Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Hozak's Cave Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Lakefront Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 18
Elevation: 1,051 ft
GPS: 40.108, -81.488 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 8,653 total · 183/month
Shared By: Daniel H. on Nov 5, 2014
Admins: Courtney Curtner
Getting weather forecast...

Description

Surprisingly solid sandstone bouldering, Salt Fork State Park has tons of potential along with the few already developed areas. The rock is solid and well featured, considerably less crumbly than some other Ohio sandstone areas. Problems range in grade from VB to double digit projects, so there are climbs for all skill levels. Within a relatively short drive from cities like Columbus and Cleveland, Salt Fork offers the Ohio climber an alternative to the longer commutes to places like Coopers, the New, and SW PA.

Getting There

Make your way to Salt Fork State Park, the largest state park in Ohio. Salt Fork is 15 minutes north of Cambridge, Ohio, convinently accessible via I-70 from the East or West and I-77 from the North or South. At Cambridge, get on 22 east and follow until you see the entrance for Salt Fork state park on your left. Follow directions for individual areas from here.

25 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Salt Fork State Park Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Salt Fork State Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
More Classic Climbs in Salt Fork State Park »

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

Daniel H.
Santa Fe
Daniel H.   Santa Fe
It would seem that some of the problems I included in this mini guide were climbed over 20 years before. I never intended to claim first ascents or rename any already established lines. Apologies to Ray Weber if this is how this guide was viewed. I simply wanted to get the word out about some quality bouldering in eastern Ohio. All problem names and grades are tentative depending on prior ascents. Also, there is a ton more exploration/development to be done in the area, I was only able to climb there a few days while in the area for work. Apr 14, 2015
Daniel H.
Santa Fe
Daniel H.   Santa Fe
vimeo.com/109089413

Some beta on the problems I did while in the area for work. havent been back in years, but I hope people are enjoying this area and still finding more classic Ohio grit gems! Nov 30, 2017

More About Salt Fork State Park

Printer-Friendly
What's New

All Photos Within Salt Fork State Park (29)

Most Popular · Newest · Random