Skip to Content

Starved Rock

RSS FeedClick on "Routes" to subscribe to a RSS feed of all new routes added to this category. Click on "Ascents" for a RSS feed of all new ascents recorded in this category. Routes | Ascents

Climbing Sections:

About Starved Rock:

Rock climbing is not permitted at Starved Rock State Park. However, ice climbing is allowed; Two canyons (St Louis and Hennepin) are completely off limits to ice climbers. There are usually 4 or 5 routes, ice conditions permitting.

NOTE: Climbers should sign in and out at park office.

CAMPING: There is a campground on the South end of the park. Permits may be obtained from the park office. Cost is $11 per night. No Alcohol is allowed in the campground.

LODGING: The lodge offers 72 luxury hotel rooms and 22 comfortable cabin rooms. For lodge reservations, call 1-800-868-ROCK.

Nearest town or city: Peru
Directions:

I-39 southbound: South to I-80 east (exit #59). Go 2 miles to exit #81 (Rt. 178, Utica). Go south (right) 3 miles on Rt. 178 and follow the signs into the Park.

I-39 northbound: North to Exit #48 (Tonica exit). Go east (right) for approximately 5 miles to the T-intersection, which is Rt. 178. Go north (left) for approximately 5 miles and follow the signs into the Park.

I-80 Eastbound and Westbound: Get off at exit #81 (Rt.178, Utica). Go south 3 miles on Rt. 178 and follow the signs into the Park.

From the Chicago area: Take I-294 or I-355 south to I-55. Take I-55 south to I-80. Go west on I-80, 45 miles to Exit #81 (Rt. 178, Utica). Go south (left) 3 miles on Rt. 178 and follow the signs into the Park.

Latitude, Longitude:
Access Issues:
Camping: Pay
When to Climb:
Quantity of Climbs: Day

Most Recent Photos

No route specified Wildcat

Forum Discussions (2 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Ice Season at Starved Rock NoCarsGo 0 Dec 21 2009, 8:46 PM
With Replies Season? powen 4 Nov 03 2011, 1:08 PM