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Hocking Hills State Forest

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Hocking Hills State Forest  

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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.
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

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

37 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For Hocking Hills State Forest
Cleaning holds on Scarred for a Day.

Scarred for a Day V4 6B  OH : Hocking Hills State Forest : Shipwreck Area
Starts on right of boulder with right hand on arete and left on 'scar' side pull. Stand up and traverse through some slopers at the lip then press mantle to top out. Very balance oriented problem....[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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