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Nearby Mountain Bike Rides

Chestnut Ridge
Chestnut Ridge is a nice intermediate trail with nice climbs and descents. Near Lithopolis village, Ohio
Rockhouse Trail
A trail that begins in Sells Park in the City of Athens, continuing into Strouds Run State Park. Near Athens, Ohio
Thunderbunny Trail
Built by local mountain bikers, this twisty, fun trail hugs the contours of the ridge. Near Athens, Ohio
Hollow Point Trail
Great in either direction, Hollow Point is tight and twisty. Near The Plains, Ohio
Sundown Trail
Sundown Trail treats riders to a twisty traverse along the eastern side of Dow Lake. Near Athens, Ohio
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Home to some of the only bouldering in Ohio. Great day trip if it's close by with some definite classics.

Witches Front/Back and Trailer Park are the two more boulder dense areas with difficulty ranging from V0 to V7.

Route information, photos, and topographies are from the wonderful people at athensbouldering.blogspot.com/. Without them, gathering all this information in one place would not be possible.

Thank you so much!

Getting There 

Athens is accessible from Route 32, 33, 50 and 56.

Most of the climbing is off of Route 33/50 or E. State Street.

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Weather station 1.0 miles from here

44 Total Routes

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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Athens:
Key Hole Arete   V1 5     Boulder   Witches Front
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Featured Route For Athens
Sinking the keyhole pocket on Key Hole Arete.

Key Hole Arete V1 5  OH : Athens : Witches Front
SUS Climb the left side of the arete through a pocket to the top. Requires a lot of slow movement and balance.(Variation 2, V2: Climb the arete with out the pocket for the “Keyless Entry”.) (Variation 3, V4: climb the face through the pocket without the arete for “The Lock Smith”)...[more]   Browse More Classics in OH

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By Sburns02
May 15, 2015
Went out for the first time to Witches. Beautiful location and plenty of potential. I found the map to be a bit outdated. I would rate most problems a grade or two higher. The sandstone is fairly soft so I assume it has changed since first graded. Advice: Use the map to get bearings but look for new problems.
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