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Hocking Hills State Forest

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Big Spring Hollow/Conkle's Hollow 
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Hickory Trail
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Hocking Hills State Forest  


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Elevation: 9,001,000'
Location: 39.4588, -82.55848 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Rock here is Blackhand Sandstone .. quality varies from crap to dead solid.

Climbing is only permitted in the designated "Climbing and Rappeling Area". Climbing at such areas as Old Man's Cave or Conkle's Hollow is prohibited and subject to a hefty fine. There are no bolted routes or anchors, setting a TR is mandatory.

Getting There 

Depending on where your intentions are, the drives are different. Consult the Wild Mercantile in Athens at 7405945198. They'll get you going in the right direction!

More information is available on the Hocking Hills State Forest website.
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The nearest town is Logan. There is a parking lot for the designated area past the Conkle's Hollow lot on Pine Road. Cross the road, find the green bridge and hike up the hill. Register to show area is used. The tallest climbs can be found at the far right end of the climbing area. For the least strenuous access take the flat trail to the right that follows the stream.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 9.3 miles from here

37 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',22],['V4-5',7],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['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 Hocking Hills State Forest:
Spider Monkey   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Dolomedes Wall
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Featured Route For Hocking Hills State Forest
James on Egyptian Wingspan

Egyptian Wingspan V2 5+  OH : Hocking Hills State Forest : Shipwreck Area
Starts on a flat jug on the right side of the boulder and traverses left to a top out on the arete. Video Link...[more]   Browse More Classics in OH

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By jmansfield
Sep 22, 2009
A working link to the Hocking Hills website is: ohiodnr.com/DNN/forests/hockin...

Click on the climbing area brochure to see a map of the site.
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