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Also, make sure to check the map function built into the website/app to gain a better idea of where the climbing area is.
-Please only use designated trails. We need your help to prevent erosion
-NEVER CLEAN HOLDS WITH A WIRE BRUSH! Limestone will eventually become polished, thus making it much harder/slicker to climb. If holds are dirty please only use Nylon or Horse/Board Hair Brushes to clean and remove dirt from holds.
-Do your best to abide by Leave No Trace Ethics
-Do not top rope from trees! It is extremely dangerous and has a good chance of knocking rocks free and onto your party
The Illinois Climbers Association has spent a lot of time and resources to create and give this area to the public. Please do your part to help them out and conserve this area for others.
Founded in 2002. The Illinois Climbers Association is a charitable organization representing the climbers of Illinois. We are dedicated to preserving climbing and bouldering access in Illinois through education, conservation, and cooperation.
The Illinois Climbers Association is a 501(c)3 charitable organization created to:
- Promote and support conservation and preservation of both rock climbing and bouldering areas, and their respective natural resources in Illinois
- Encourage optimal recreational use of Illinois outdoor climbing resources through land stewardship education and by facilitating cooperation between climbers, private land owners, and public land managers
- Encourage and promote the development of policies and practices that will preserve climbing and bouldering areas in Illinois
HELP THE ICA BOLT NEW ROUTES AT PERE MARQUETTE!
The ICA was instrumental in acquiring access to the climbing at PERE MARQUETTE. If you have any questions, comments or concerns feel free to contact them.
Click HERE to donate towards the Illinois Climber Association's bolting cause.
Importance/Significance of Pere Marquette
Come celebrate the ICA's huge achievement with the IDNR and enjoy a day of great limestone climbing!
-The Friends of Pere Marquette! They graciously donated $5,000 for the purchase of high quality Titanium bolts. Without them, this project would have never happened.
-Bill Weishaar, huge proponent of the project. His contributions have been over the top and his investments include creating the switchback with stairs at the Lily Wall, helping to place equalized chains on many anchors, and helping to clean up/establish new routes in Boy Scout Cove, Meadow Slab, Ryan's Balcony, and Lily Wall
-Dan Rapp & Doug Rothe, both of which were also huge proponents for the project. They spent countless hours battling the heat and summer mosquito's to develop trails, remove invasive vegetation, and developing routes. Areas they helped create/develop include the Lily Wall, Lucky Strike Pillar, Meadow Slab, and Boy Scout Cove.
-Eric Ulner, former board member of the ICA, deserves credit and was incredibly helpful with negotiating with the IDNR to gain access to the climbing area.
-To the rest, thank you for your continued help and involvement in the site, we could have not done this without you.
A quick excerpt from Titan Climbing about the power of Titanium:
(Angele Sjong, PhD was commissioned to carry out an accelerated corrosion test using one of our titanium bolts and a 316 stainless steel hanger (the test was an ASTM G36 boiling magnesium chloride test). The stainless steel hanger cracked in less than 4 ½ hours, whilst the titanium bolt was still going strong after the full 28 days of the test’s duration. In fact Sjong concluded that the titanium bolt had remained completely unaffected. Sjong added “There is an enormous difference between these two materials. You cannot even compare the corrosion resistance of titanium and steel”)
Classic Climbing Routes at Pere Marquette State Park
Days w Precip