Elevation: 905 ft
GPS: 39.915, -83.864 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Courtney Curtner on Mar 7, 2018
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Description

The southside of the Mad River Gorge is well shaded by the many large trees in the area, and the Western Wetlands has a mix of walls for sport/ trad climbing and many great boulders as well. One main trail will lead you through the Western Wetlands, and smaller trails have been developed leading to Trash Shoot Area and some of the boulders. There are some historic sport routes on this part of the property that have been rebolted, and a lot of new development as well. Though lots of work has been done to cleanup the area, beware of broken glass, barbed wire, metal, and trash on this property when hiking around or climbing.

Getting There

From the parking lot, there are two ways to access the routes on the Western Wetlands. One option is to turn left at the kiosk and follow the path that exists between the farm land (which is private property so do not walk onto the farm) and trees. You will find some down paths into the gorge on the right. Option two is to walk past the kiosk and down the main stairwell. Take the main trail left and you'll start to see routes on the left. The first area you'll encounter is Ship Rock/Mike's Wall which will be on your left. About 100 feet past Ship Rock/Mike's Wall, there will be a well defined trail that will lead you down into the main portion of the Western Wetlands (where there is a lot of bouldering and Trash Shoot Area).

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Classic Climbing Routes at MRG Southwest (aka Western Wetlands)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 31
Feather Star
Boulder
V2 5+
 18
Everything is Matter
Boulder
V2 5+
 33
Chundercling
Boulder
V3- 6A R
 15
Gaston Bone
Boulder
V3 6A
 13
Turd Burglar
Boulder
V4 6B
 43
Shark Week
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 24
Jacob's Ladder
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Chin Chimney
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Slug Buddy
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Undertow
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 28
Fat Bastard
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Expectation Moderation
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 14
Pyrrharctia isabella
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Left Eye
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 17
Dr. Evil
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Feather Star Rusty Ravine > Crinoid Cove
 31
V1 5 Boulder
Everything is Matter Rusty Ravine > Crinoid Cove
 18
V2 5+ Boulder
Chundercling Rusty Ravine > Crinoid Cove
 33
V2 5+ Boulder
Gaston Bone Rusty Ravine > Crinoid Cove
 15
V3- 6A R Boulder
Turd Burglar Rusty Ravine > Crinoid Cove
 13
V3 6A Boulder
Shark Week Rusty Ravine > Crinoid Cove
 43
V4 6B Boulder
Jacob's Ladder Trash Shoot Area > Trash Shoot Wall
 24
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Chin Chimney Trash Shoot Area > Trash Shoot Wall
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Slug Buddy Trash Shoot Area > Trash Shoot Wall
 31
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Undertow Ship Rock
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Fat Bastard Mike's Wall (Formerly…
 28
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Expectation Moderation Trash Shoot Area > Trash Shoot Wall
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Pyrrharctia isabella Trash Shoot Area > Trash Shoot Wall
 14
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Left Eye Trash Shoot Area > Trash Shoot Wall
 13
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Dr. Evil Mike's Wall (Formerly…
 17
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
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