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C. The Orchards Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 808'
Location: 37.56908, -89.19067 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Dave Hug, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Dave Hug on Apr 7, 2015
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"The old but new bouldering area near Giant City, located in a small, obscure section of Shawnee National Forest"

This is a cool area with great boulder problems.

Getting There 

(From the Standtable Area in Giant City)

1. Turn South on Albart Rd. from Stonefort Rd/Giant City Lodge Rd.
2. Drive 0.4 miles until the road "T's".
3. Turn left on Giant City Park Rd. and follow for EXACTLY 2.4 miles.
4. Pull off on right side of road.

There will be a faint clearing/pull-off (overgrown in the summer)

1. From the pull-off, hike straight down hurl, angling slightly right if anything for approx. 5 minutes.
2. There will be a small creek/drainage that you will be following that eventually leads to the top of "cliff".
3. From there follow the top of cliff right, for a few minutes (walking on exposed stone).
4. You should eventually see a rock corn, marking the way down and left into the canyon (or just get down whenever you can).
5. From there, walk the rock back and left until you see the bouldering cave.

Probably a little epic finding your way during the summer. It should take 10 minutes, top, if done correctly. Can't really describe any better.....

Climbing Season

For the Giant City State Park area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in C. The Orchards

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for C. The Orchards:
Duraflame   V6 7A     Boulder   
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Featured Route For C. The Orchards
Rock Climbing Photo: Starts on ledge at back of cave

Peaches and Cream V3+ 6A+  Illinois : Giant City State Park : C. The Orchards
Fun. Begin matched on Shelf at back of cave. Work out cave roof on decent edges to jug on lip, avoiding flaking rock to the right(a hold was recently broken). Exciting and tricky mantle top out up and to left. Don't be afraid to get your heel over your head!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Illinois

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