REI Community
The Dam

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Shakey Dog S,TR 
Doin' Time S,TR 
Double Fisting Kittens TR 
Gargamel S,TR 
Hot Monkey Love S,TR 
Mono e Mono S,TR 
Oh So Slippery T,TR 
S Crack T,TR 
Triangles S,TR 

The Dam Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Elevation: 616'
Location: 38.60778, -82.62815 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 2,579
Administrators: Courtney Curtner, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: JackWeaver on Feb 19, 2013
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


This area is the ridge that makes the southern boundary of the lake. The faces are all parallel to the dam. They are shaded and can be wet for many hours after a hard rain. There are 7 established routes ranging from 5.5 to 5.11a bolted with two bolt anchors. Sand stone. It has been wet nearly every time I've visited this winter, so I don't have any more info at the moment.

Getting There 

Park at the base of the dam and walk up the stairs along the east side of the dam. This will take you to the Lake Shore trail. Continute east on this trail and within 100 yards you will see 35 to 40 foot rock faces to your right. many of these routes are bolted. This area ends in another 100 yards when you see a cave in the wall.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For The Dam
Rock Climbing Photo: Double Fisting Kittens

Double Fisting Kittens 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Ohio : Lake Vesuvius : The Dam
A slightly overhanging start on big holds to a stance, followed by a slightly thinner move to more jugs and a dirt top out. Extremely dirty, like most Vesuvius climbs, but the holds are there and the moves are fun Red River-type hauls. Enjoyable, if brief....[more]   Browse More Classics in Ohio

Photos of The Dam Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: 5.11a

Comments on The Dam Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About