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Eden Park Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.11198, -84.49227 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: outdooreric on Sep 5, 2007  with updates from Grant Eaton and 1 more


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This is the East-wall; one of four areas to climb ...


400 foot long retaining wall located near downtown Cincinnati. It used to hold back water, but a new wall was built behind it. I found two 2-bolt routes on the wall, but mostly it seems to be used for its traversing potential. Its about 30 feet high, and seems like the Toproping would be almost limitless, if not too repetitive. There is climbing on either side of the wall, making good sun-shade options. The limestone bricks are becoming polished low on the wall. Nice flat, grassy landing.

Getting There 

Follow Eden Park Drive to Martin street. Park and walk 40 feet to the wall clearly visible from the road. Not too far from the Ohio river or I-75.

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Weather station 1.5 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For Eden Park
Rock Climbing Photo: Corner Classic

The Arete V1 5  Ohio : Eden Park : The East Wall
Start as low as you can and work along the corner/arete of the concrete. Very self-explanatory, a bit harder than it looks. NOTE: this is a four star because it is a classic that everyone climbs, its not that awesome of a climb, just something everyone seems to try at some point because of its obviousness....[more]   Browse More Classics in Ohio

Photos of Eden Park Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the West-wall; one of four areas to climb ...
BETA PHOTO: This is the West-wall; one of four areas to climb ...
Rock Climbing Photo: had fun here good holds
had fun here good holds
Rock Climbing Photo: This is the Mirror Pond Wall; one of four climbing...
This is the Mirror Pond Wall; one of four climbing...
Rock Climbing Photo: Woods Wall! located far back on the West Wall. Pro...
Woods Wall! located far back on the West Wall. Pro...
Rock Climbing Photo: People climbing on the West Wall.
People climbing on the West Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sendin' In The Tennies
Sendin' In The Tennies
Rock Climbing Photo: TR on the shaded side of the wall, Improvised rout...
TR on the shaded side of the wall, Improvised rout...
Rock Climbing Photo: The east wall is what you see from the road.
BETA PHOTO: The east wall is what you see from the road.
Rock Climbing Photo: The west wall.
The west wall.

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By Dale Osterfeld
Aug 2, 2010
Also has a long but not as high wall way in the back of the field underneath Mirror Lake that is great for traversing, bouldering, short topropes, or if you want to to just to solo. Its only about 20' high so its great to solo. Can make any of the above activities as hard as you like or as easy as you like. Its up to you. Just be aware: some of the rock near the top of this wall might be loose.
By Michael Day!
From: Boulder, CO parking lots
Apr 18, 2012
This location is great for bouldering/soloing (depending on your skill level) and also a good training ground for teaching friends the "ropes" literally. It is smooth and technical in some areas while other areas are filled with textured jugs, but watch out... It gets wet and stays wet and some holds can be very dirty, I've even stuck my hand in a birds nest while climbing the first bolted line on the shaded side! Still a very fun local place to go if you live near by or are driving though and need a quick outdoor fix.
By Grant Eaton
Nov 3, 2016
Over the summer of 2016, I visited this location weekly to develop it with some routes/ photos so that future climbers can find and enjoy the fun niches that exist here. If your into bouldering, I highly recommend "Pocket 'n Lockit" and "Battlemount Blitz", which are both really fun, difficult problems.
Please take the time to comment and rate the problems, also message if you disagree with any grades found on this page. Thanks!
By A. Michael
Nov 29, 2016
I climbed here once during the summer of 2016 and was pleasantly surprised. now that the photos and beta have been added, it appears I was climbing a route near pillar #2. I would say it was 5.9 depending on how far right or left you traverse on your way up. Pretty easy to go off route if you let yourself wander. It could have been much more difficult by staying directly under the anchor point. I tried a few of the boulder problems pictured (though the pictures weren't up yet) and found them to be pretty challenging.

Thanks Grant Eaton for putting some effort into developing the area a bit. I'm going to spend some more time here when the weather is agreeable! There's even a few bolts to clip back in the woods area.
By Grant Eaton
Nov 30, 2016
Your more than welcome, Michael! I plan to spend some more time developing it when I get the chance through the winter (its the only time I'll be in Cincinnati). Please drop a route or two online if you find something new and interesting!
By DrRockso
From: Red River Gorge, KY
Feb 6, 2017
Grant, I appreciate you sharing your routes here on mountain project! I don't know if I would call what you're doing "developing" I imagine just about every route imaginable was done over 30 years ago. Bill Strachan sent me an old topo he made for the area which I think was from the late 70's or early 80's, they led most of the routes on back wall on trad gear! I'll try to find it so I can post it up, it's a great piece of Eden climbing history!
By Grant Eaton
Mar 14, 2017
hey DrRockso,
I have heard about this back-of-the-napkin topo map! It would be a great addition, please post it if you get it. I will say, though, that I don't think in the 70s and 80s they had 5 new sport routes, which we have bought gear for and been working on adding. If you want to get really technical about whether or not "development" requires being the first ascent, then yeah, I guess I'm not developing. Either way, I have been given permission to hand drill in sport climbing gear, but someone apparently will come and chop them off. Some local, I suppose. So I'd argue that I'm developing, but to each his own.
By Dante L
2 days ago
Grant I like what you are doing, Back in the 70's the Eden Park walls were my playground. Bill S and I probably climbed every line there and touched every hold on those walls.

Most of the lines we soloed, cool that you are turning them into sports climbs but hope that you are keeping them a little dicey - maybe just two bolts, one midway and the other a little closer to the top?

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