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Ozark Wildlife Area

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187 Crag 
Hoot Bluff 
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Ozark Wildlife Area Rock Climbing 

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Ozark Wildlife Area is located in Jackson county 2 1/2 miles northeast of Canton. It is a 323-acre wildlife area situated along the north fork of the Maquoketa River. The area features bolted sport climbs on fine Iowa limestone. There are two crags in the area- Hoot Bluff and 187 Crag.

Getting There 

From E-17 in Canton take 6th Ave north. Take a right on 166th St. Then left on 21st Ave. You will cross the river then take a right onto 187th St. This Level B maintenance road can be a real mess during rainy spells. Park along the 21st ave if need be and hike in. 187 runs along a field before passing the Ozark parking lot and entering the wildlife area. All the bolted routes are located along 187.

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Weather station 10.1 miles from here

27 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ozark Wildlife Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ozark Wildlife Area:
Fire Escape   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   187 Crag
Bad to the Bone   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Hoot Bluff
Liberal Tendencies   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Hoot Bluff
Deer Crossing   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Hoot Bluff
Gravity Amp   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Hoot Bluff
Golden Showers   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 30'   Hoot Bluff
Back in the Groove   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 30'   Hoot Bluff
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Gravity Amp 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Iowa : Ozark Wildlife Area : Hoot Bluff
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