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Hemlock Cliffs Rock Climbing 

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Main waterfall. Messmore cliffs to the north, behi...


Located inside Hoosier National Forest, most of Hemlock Cliffs is open to climbing. It's mentioned online that most of the rock is dirty or choss, but there are boulders and small walls scattered throughout Hoosier National Forest to be found.

If you are in the area, please document it! I'm hoping that listing this area will make Indiana a little less barren.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Cutting feet before entering the crux

Sand Box V4 6B  Indiana : Hemlock Cliffs
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Rock Climbing Photo: Main waterfall. Messmore cliffs behind it to the n...
Main waterfall. Messmore cliffs behind it to the n...
Rock Climbing Photo: Illegal State Forest Trad TR
Illegal State Forest Trad TR
Rock Climbing Photo: Another nameless FA (illegal state land) cleaner t...
Another nameless FA (illegal state land) cleaner t...
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By Allen Toney
From: Marengo
Jun 2, 2017
There is good illegal state owned rock in the area. I'll share my projects. Hit me up, I've been rope soloing, need a belay. Work most weekends.
By Jerome Penner
From: Louisville KY
Jun 7, 2017
so is it legal or illegal to climb here?
By Allen Toney
From: Marengo
Jun 10, 2017
Legal. It's the hoosier national forest. There is better illegal climbing than legal in the state. Since properties owned by the state don't allow climbing. I didn't wanna post a place to climb if it's illegal. I just wanted to find a belay for it. A trad rack would be good, mine is incomplete.

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