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Routes in Red Oak Cave

Elevation: 651 ft
GPS: 41.818, -88.323 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Nathan I on Apr 15, 2017
Admins: Dave Hug
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Description

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

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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