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Whipps Ledges Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 1,000'
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Sandy ledges above the common area at Yellow Wall

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Some sun, some shady, some wind, always a good time. Crowds on the weekends.. Kids smokin' after skool weekdays. Couples walking all the time. The seclusion you desire is proportionate to where you're climbing. Ymmv.

It is all Sharon Conglomerate Sandstone. Don't pull hard on problems / routes during or immediately following rainy spells.

Plenty of Top Rope routes, only a handful of Gear routes, Bouldering + every lame contrived variation thought up.

Many of the Top Rope routes require long webbing or static lines to set up. Please be gentle with the remaining trees when setting up. .

Getting There 

Locate the intersection of State Route 303 and State Road near Hinckley, Ohio. Go south on State Road. There are two parking areas with restrooms(no running water); either parking area will get you to Whipps Ledges.

Upper Parking Area: Go south on State Road to Bellus Road. Turn left on Bellus Road. Take the next right on Top of Ledges Drive. Follow this to the parking area.

Lower Parking Area: Go south on State Road past Bellus Road. The parking lot entrance will be on the left before the bridge.

Climbing Season

Weather station 20.5 miles from here

73 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',29],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Whipps Ledges

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Whipps Ledges:
Christ Died Crack   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Christ Died
Double O   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Island
Patagonia   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Main Wall
The Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   Main Wall
The Arete   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 55'   Island
Burnout   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Main Wall
Dunes   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Island
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O Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Ohio : Whipps Ledges : Christ Died
Three variations .. all have the same start. Once you move out of the pockets either go right (~fun), go left (harder than right?) or go straight up on finger locks and mono's....[more]   Browse More Classics in Ohio

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By Joel Weaver
Aug 20, 2012
In order to obtain a permit to climb contact Cleveland Metroparks Visitor Services at 216-635-3200, Ext. 264
By brysonh
From: SLC, UT
May 24, 2016
I just tried calling the number above. I guess permits are handled differently now:

I called and they provided 216-635-3304 as phone number.
By Paul Budi
May 16, 2017
Does anyone no what the name is of the sport route hear and if there have been more introduced over the years?
By John-
Jun 27, 2017
PM me, there's names everywhere.

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