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BETA PHOTO: This is The Rock that is the beginning of the area...


If you are walking east from the dam on Lake Shore trail you can't miss The Rock. It is the only rock face that is ON the shore. Sport, Trad, Top-rope available. This rock is the beginning of the area that ends about 100 yards later where the rock faces diminish into steep hills. The Rock has the hardest, cleanest rock I've seen in the area. But watch out, I have seen tiny bats hanging out on this face and they are easily disturbed by noise and or crushed by an unobservant climber. There is an easy crack on this face and further down the wall there are bolted routes that go up sandier stone.

Getting There 

Park at the base of the dam and walk up the stairs along it's eastern end. Once at the top of the dam continue east along the Lake Shore trail. Walk past The Dam area and over the small bridge that crosses a finger of the lake. It's about half a mile to The Rock and you can continue on the Lake Shore trail to see the rest of the area.

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Weather station 5.4 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For The Rock

chiropterror 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13  Ohio : Lake Vesuvius : The Rock
The southern most full-length route in the area starts below the vertical crack. The easier face moves bring you to a small roof that requires fist and hand jams to bypass (this is the crux). From here it is face climbing again. Watch out for bats that like to catch rays on this rock face. Also be careful tossing your rope down or dropping any gear, this route goes right over the main trail and is very close to the water....[more]   Browse More Classics in Ohio

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