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Athens  


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Location: 39.3274, -82.0998 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.0 miles from here

44 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',20],['V4-5',7],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

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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