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Jul 26, 2011, 11:07 AM
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Bouldering in Northwest Ohio?  (North_America: United_States: Ohio)
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Does anyone know of any bouldering in Northwest Ohio? I'm just getting into the sport - lots of learning to do - and want to find something outside the gym to get some experience. BTW: what is a "chossy" route. Be kind, I'm new.


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Jul 26, 2011, 11:56 AM
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I'm often down in Toledo and have yet to find anything in the neibourhood.... if you find something good, do share :)

Choss is just shit rock, crumbles, breaks, pulls apart.


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So just rotten rock. Thanks! Will definitely post any routes I find. I live near Toledo. There are three places I can think of that might be good. Will advise.


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I feel your pain! I'm in SW Ohio and we have a couple choices. The Red is 2 hours away, and some very short routes are in John Bryan state park an hour away. What is close is old stone works, the old walls around reservoirs, old pumping station near the lake or the river are what I look for.


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Exactly my thoughts. There are a few flooded limestone quarries that have some routes with deep water protection. However, access can be an issue as many are on private land and are no trespassing areas... One outside of lucky, north Baltimore has a few, Perrysburg township, bowling green has one in town, and many others tucked away.

How do you access? Risk the arrest?


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Every place I go is on public land so that is not an issue for me. We, as climbers, have not helped ourselves by going and climbing in places that we are not supposed to. I always try to be a good citizen and ask, and if access is granted, make sure I clean up so that things are always better after I leave. It's amazing how far a little, "hey, I'll keep things tidied up for you" goes with an owner.

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Another tell tale sign of a possible climbing spot is if there is a dam in the vicinity. The engineering surveys for the dams place them in the most optimal space to take advantage of the surrounding terrain (ie smaller dam with large capacity). In the case of Ohio, that typically means sandstone outcroppings and the like where the grade change is the most extreme.

I think NW Ohio got the brunt of the glaciers.


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northeast ohio's gonna be your closest bet. there's a lot of info about climbing all over the country here on rc.cum.for instance:
http://www.rockclimbing.com/..._Ohio/Whipps_Ledges/


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