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100 Days of Summer: Bouldering and Climbing in NE Ohio

Local gyms

Cleveland Rock Gym– Euclid, Ohio Classes from Beginner on up. Huge wall
YSU– Flad Mountain in Andrews Recreation Center.
Kendall Cliffs Climbing Gym-Akron
The Climbing Wall-Pittsburgh

Outdoor Climbing Areas

Hocking State Forest-Central Ohio CLimbing Area.
ACE Climbing School– New River Gorge WV
McConnell’s Mill– Two Areas to climb-Rim Road and Breakneck Bridge. These are very technical areas for climbing and rappelling. Please use caution and all proper safety precautions.
Whipps Ledges– Cleveland Metroparks climbing area. Permit only.
Logtown Quarries– Lisbon. On City Property with some private.

Resources

Essential Gear: Water and Hydration

Rockclimbing.com-Lots of route listings, forums and gear reviews. The place to go after learning the ropes.

Climbing Source– Routes. Newer site with not a lot of resources right now

Webclimbing-‘Nother site undergoing improvement

CMU Climbing Page– Lists directions for many sites close to Pittsburgh

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100 Days of Summer: Day 15- Rock Climbing at McConnells Mill State Park.

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Sure, there’s no rock climbing at Nelson Ledges. But we do have a public outdoor area to get your rappel on- McConnells Mill.  If you haven’t checked out this smaller sister of Moraine, you should.

Located on Rte 422 just west of 19/79 and east of New Castle, it’s a short hop from Ohio, but is often overlooked due to the political divide. I often blog about it: It’s on the way to my office and I pass it everyday, making day trips common.

Although it’s a day use park and picnic area, the climbing area and Slippery Rock Creek whitewater area make it an interesting day trip for the more adventurous.

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