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Hoot Bluff 
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Ozark Wildlife Area Rock Climbing 


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Description 

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.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

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]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',8],['5.11',11],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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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