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In the Presence of Greatness 
Meltdown  S 
Offwidth Problem 
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Ravages of Time S 
Roadside Distraction  T 
Smokey S 
Tire Fire  S 
White Lightning S 
You Sure?  T 

Overpass Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.91527, -83.85362 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Courtney Curtner, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Courtney Curtner on Jun 27, 2017

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The Overpass Area is located directly west of the Route 68 overpass, and is the area furthest down the main path if you turn right after coming down the main stairs. The approach is still very easy (you follow the trail created by the old railroad bed) and takes approximately 5 minutes. If you go under the overpass... you've gone too far.

This area stays in the shade all day due to the tree cover and tends to seep more than the other cliffs in the area, but some routes will still be dry after a rain.

Getting There 

After walking past the kiosk down onto the main trail, go right (the river will be on your left) and walk approximately .5 mile down the path until you get to the overpass. The wall will be on the right.

Climbing Season

For the Mad River Gorge aka Springfield Gorge area.

Weather station 0.7 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Overpass Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Overpass Area:
Smokey   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Smokey (5.10b)

Smokey 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Ohio : Mad River Gorge aka Springf... : Overpass Area
Start under roof. Pull roof using crack and hang on till the top.- Information from Springfield Gorge Climbers Guide (2013) by J. Joshua Hellstrom...[more]   Browse More Classics in Ohio

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Rock Climbing Photo: Tire Fire 5.11a
BETA PHOTO: Tire Fire 5.11a
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