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Elevation: 522 ft
GPS: 37.61941, -88.27064
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Shared By: Dave Hug on Feb 19, 2019 · Updates
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Pounds Lake is known as Southern Illinois most obscure bouldering area. Just outside of Pounds Hollow, several boulders hold quality problems of all grades. The problems are extremely fun, but receive little traffic, so be prepared to bring a brush. Have fun.

Getting There Suggest change

From Harrisburg it is 15 miles on Route 34 North. There are signs for Pounds Hollow. Turn East on Karber's Ridge Road and follow it for 9 miles to the recreation area entrance. As you enter the area, follow the one-way road to the right. At .6 miles, park at one of the pull-offs on the right. There are three gravel pull-offs, the trail starts in the middle of the middle pull-off. Walk straight down the hill to the edge of the lake. Continue walking right around the cove following the trail at the lakes edge. After a short hike you'll come to a cement spillway. From there, cut straight up the hill toward the rock.

Lake Rd is closed from 11/1-3/1. Park at gate and walk, or bike to the pull off.

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