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.
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.
Sit start on the left side with having your hands matched on a distinguished sloper your toes in two small pockets right off the ground. Work your way up to the right using some small crimp ledges. Reach high for the horn up top and that is the crux. Continue up a little more to the right and get both hands into the pockets and that is the top out to Spider monkey....[more]Browse More Classics in OH