Mad River Gorge & Nature Preserve Climbing
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Mad River Gorge Area Map- Note that the area on the north side (by the Masonic Home) will not be officially opened to the public until the pedestrian bridge is constructed).
When visiting the Mad, please stop by the kiosk and sign into the visitors log. This will help the CCPD and OCC determine how many visitors are coming to the park.
Though a lot of work has been done to cleanup and develop proper trails at the park, there is still more work to be done. The Ohio Climbers Coalition and Clark County Parks District are working together to improve the area, but they are always looking for volunteers willing to help in this project. If anyone is interested in volunteering their time, please visit the Ohio Climbers Coalition Website or the Ohio Climbers Coalition Facebook Page .
Located in Springfield, Ohio off of Dayton- Springfield Road.
View of sign at entrance to gorge
Please park in the paved parking lot at the front of the park and walk back towards the kiosk area.
The brand new parking lot at the Mad!
If you are caught driving around the barrier and parking in the grassy area by the kiosk, the CCPD will ticket your car. Be respectful and park in the lot (and if the lot is full, park in the gravel overflow area by the road.
Buck Creek State Park (approximately 15 minutes away)
1976 Buck Creek Lane Springfield, Ohio 45502
Buck Creek State Park Camping Registration
John Bryan State Park (approximately 20 minutes away)
3790 Ohio 370 Yellow Springs, OH 45387
John Bryan State Park Camping Registration
For those who are interested in volunteering, please visit the Ohio Climbers Coalition Facebook page or website for more information.
You can also see before and after videos of some of the cleanup here: Mad River Gorge: Main Trail Pre & Post Cleanup
If you have ideas for new routes to be bolted or questions about routes that are already present, please contact the MRG Climbing Committee at: email@example.com .
The Ohio Climbers Coalition has listed all bolted routes at the Mad River Gorge on the BadBolts.com site. If you come across any dangerous bolts or anchors while climbing at the MRG, please report the issue on the Bad Bolts site: Bad Bolts: Mad River Gorge
Rules and Other Helpful Information
Stick clips are strongly suggested for all sport routes.
Practice the Leave No Trace principles and pack out all trash.
Stay on trails/ steps and avoid creating new footpaths through the natural vegetation.
If you see red tape on the first bolt of a route, PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB THIS ROUTE. It has either been freshly bolted (and glue needs to dry) has no anchors, or is currently a closed project.
If you find a questionable bolt/ anchor, please mark the first bolt of the route (using tape, a stick through the bolt, etc.) and email the MRG Climbing Committee at: firstname.lastname@example.org to let them know of the questionable bolt/ anchor.
Classic Climbing Routes at Mad River Gorge & Nature Preserve
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