Submitted by: moss1956
DescriptionSouth facing, overhanging limestone. Its a small
number of climbs, but the quality is high. The best place to climb in Iowa in the winter.
Getting ThereTake 6th Ave north out of Canton, turn right on 166st and then left on 21st Ave. Just after you cross the bridge over the Maquoketa river there is a small road alongside a corn field. At the back side of the cornfield go through the gate. The crag is on the left hand side after the road starts to pull away from the river. Its hard to spot, the climbs are on top of a bluff.
The pockets on this rock are too much fun.
This is the sign you'll see at the base of the bluff. Just hike up about 50 yards past this sign
good side view of hoot. Shows the steapness (this view is from power surge looking down toward deer crossing)
Good side view going the other way (from liberal to gravity amp)
CommentsMichael Bartosek Sep 6, 2010
The road along side the cornfield is 187th street, it is clearly marked and the outcrops are on the left hand side about an 1/8th of a mile after the point where the road and the river come very close together, the road starts to pull away from the river again and you'll see an old sign that looks to be warning of the dangers of climbing and climb at own risk.
Conor Raney Nov 12, 2010
Is this near the Canton, Iowa just off the interstate?? I lived in Larchwood/Rock Rapids, Iowa. Is this near there? West Iowa??
Langlois Nov 13, 2010
No its in eastern Iowa. About 30 mins west of Dubuque
JJ Schlick Mar 7, 2013
Had some good times at this mini crag back in the day. If only you could get this stone in the 100' range... If you are in this corner of Iowa, this is the place for a decent pump.
Carl Rene Pelletier Apr 11, 2013
My wife and I stopped in after a recent visit to the Quad Cities. A nice way to break up the drive! We found some fun climbs.
We also found:
TICKS!!! I had three on me that night. Just a heads up.
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