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Hocking Hills State Forest Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 9,001,000'
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Rock here is Blackhand Sandstone .. quality varies from crap to dead solid.

Climbing is only permitted in the designated "Climbing and Rappeling Area". Climbing at such areas as Old Man's Cave or Conkle's Hollow is prohibited and subject to a hefty fine. There are no bolted routes or anchors, setting a TR is mandatory.

Getting There 

Depending on where your intentions are, the drives are different. Consult the Wild Mercantile in Athens at 7405945198. They'll get you going in the right direction!

More information is available on the Hocking Hills State Forest website.
The nearest town is Logan. There is a parking lot for the designated area past the Conkle's Hollow lot on Big Pine Road. Cross the road, find the green bridge and hike up the hill. Register to show area is used. The tallest climbs can be found at the far right end of the climbing area. For the least strenuous access take the flat trail to the right that follows the stream.

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Weather station 9.3 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hocking Hills State Forest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hocking Hills State Forest:
Triangle Arete 2   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Rectangle Rock
Spider Monkey   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Dolomedes Wall
Amazing Grace   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Big Spring Hollow/Conkle's ...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Sunshine Arete

Sunshine Arete V3 6A  Ohio : Hocking Hills State Forest : Sunshine Valley
Starts on large side pulls on the left arete of the boulder. Make big move up to good sloper and keep it together for the top out. Video Link...[more]   Browse More Classics in Ohio

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By jmansfield Mansfield
Sep 22, 2009
A working link to the Hocking Hills website is:

Click on the climbing area brochure to see a map of the site.
By Cameron Titus
From: Marysville, Ohio
Dec 19, 2015
Most up to date climbing map.
By Katie Bailey
From: Bryan, TX
Jun 6, 2016
The road is actually called Big Pine Rd. Not 'Pine Rd.'
By Nick Bose
Mar 13, 2017
Anyone know anything about this problem?
Rock Climbing Photo: Unknown boulder behind rectangle rock
Unknown boulder behind rectangle rock

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