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The Promised Land Rock Climbing 

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Remove La Ropa. A classic power route!


In the shade for most of the day, Classic routes, worth the walk!

Getting There 

Head towards the railroad by walking past battle axe tower and beaver wall, ect.

Climbing Season

For the Jackson Falls area.

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Promised Land

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Promised Land:
XOXO    5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport   
Fashionably Late   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Remove la Ropa 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Illinois : Jackson Falls : The Promised Land
A neat boulder problem gets you to a steep roof. Move through the "Jackson Falls Jugs" in the roof to a deadpoint gaining the face and easier climbing to the anchors...[more]   Browse More Classics in Illinois

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By JBroom
From: anchorage, alaska
Jan 21, 2011
To find the Promised Land walk due west until you reach the railroad tracks. Once you reach the tracks head south down them until you see a cliff line on your right/west (maybe 1/2 mile). Stay on the tracks until the cliff line starts to recede further west away from you. As this happens watch for the "marker boulder" (a lone boulder sitting by itself in between the tracks and the cliff). As you see this watch for a foot path and take it. This will lead you to the boulder and then to the cliff. You are now in the Promise Land.

The Promise Land has another 50 or so routes to add to the rest of the beautiful routes at Jackson Falls. The concentration of five star routes here is astonishing! Some of the best looking walls in the Midwest are here. There are a handful of easier routes but this area is best suited for the 5.12 climber. Because of the 30-40 minute approach and the tougher climbs this area can easily be a ghost town or have one maybe two other parties climbing on a busy weekend.

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