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Persian Wall Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Dave Hug on Aug 20, 2014

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Climb, if you can, straight up the wall, through the notch, and over the overhang at it's widest part 45' to the top. This is certainly one of John Gill's most incredible mid-south routes!

John named the route after fellow climber Mohammed Shams who was from Iran.

Getting There 

As the trail is mostly on the west side of the stream, you must cross to the east side to find the Persian Wall. Follow the cliffs which turn back into the woods almost perpendicular instead of parellel to the spring. They are marked at their corner by a huge overhang. In the middle of the wall you will see a V-shaped notch beneath an overhang resting on a smooth undercut bed of rock. this is the Persian Wall.

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Weather station 3.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

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Standard V1 5  Illinois : Dixon Springs State Park : ... : Persian Wall
Climb straight up over a couple of overhangs. This is the route I did back in 1965. It wasn't V4-John Gill...[more]   Browse More Classics in Illinois

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