Home to some of the only bouldering in Ohio. Great day trip if it's close by with some definite classics.
Witches Front/Back and Trailer Park are the two more boulder dense areas with difficulty ranging from V0 to V7.
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Athens is accessible from Route 32, 33, 50 and 56.
Most of the climbing is off of Route 33/50 or E. State Street.
Climbing Season For the All Locations area.
Weather station 1.0 miles from here
47 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Athens
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Key Hole Arete V1 5 Ohio
: Witches Front
SUS Climb the left side of the arete through a pocket to the top. Requires a lot of slow movement and balance.(Variation 2, V2: Climb the arete with out the pocket for the Keyless Entry.) (Variation 3, V4: climb the face through the pocket without the arete for The Lock Smith)...[more] Browse More Classics in Ohio
From: Yellow Springs
May 15, 2015
Went out for the first time to Witches. Beautiful location and plenty of potential. I found the map to be a bit outdated. I would rate most problems a grade or two higher. The sandstone is fairly soft so I assume it has changed since first graded. Advice: Use the map to get bearings but look for new problems.
By Chris Owen
From: Big Bear Lake
Aug 2, 2016
Isn't there a climbing area north of East State Street just past the outskirts of town? I climbed there back in 1981 with the OU Alpine Club.