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Elevation: 651 ft
GPS: 41.818, -88.323 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nathan Iwanski on Apr 15, 2017
Admins: Dave Hug
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Description [Suggest Change]

In the suburbs? Desperate to climb some rock outside? It's not much, but this cave offers a little bit of fun. The ground stays fairly dry after rain, just make sure the fox river isn't flooded/high. There is a fair amount of choss, but it's easily identifiable and avoidable.

The cave has a main room that is approximately 7 feet wide at the largest part and 10 feet long. There is a small crawl that loops from the left side to the back, and a tiny room just off the left of the crawl. Not really caving, but this is as good as it gets this close to Chicago.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Park near the Red Oak nature center. If you are facing the building, start walking to your left. It's around a five minute walk from the nature center, just past the private property crossing.

Bring a headlamp or some source of light. A lot of light is let in during the day, but it may be difficult to find holds without a light.

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