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The Sinkhole Rock Climbing 

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Location: 37.61516, -89.40749 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: billysimek on Nov 6, 2016
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The Sinkhole area is a recently developed and opened area just above the cliffline, partially removed from the rest of the main boulder field. It is currently home to 20-30 problems of a variety of grades.

If anyone knows the actual names of existing problems, please let me know so I can update them.

Getting There 

Take the main trail up past the Mollusk, through the Shadow of a Man area, and down the cliffline to the right until you reach an intersection in the trail. Continue up the trail, to the left (continuing on the trail will bring you to Atlas boulder), to a very short scramble up the dirt trail to the top of the cliffline. Follow this trail until it merges with a larger trail and trends left for a few feet until a new trail can be taken on the right down into the Sinkhole valley.

Climbing Season

For the The Holy Boulders area.

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Sinkhole

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Sinkhole:
V4   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Sweet As, Man   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   
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Featured Route For The Sinkhole
Rock Climbing Photo: Stiletto

Stiletto V5 6C  Illinois : The Holy Boulders : The Sinkhole
Start on head-high jugs, heel and cross up and right to some smaller holds. Then toss to the lip, mantle, and scramble to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in Illinois

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