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Jackson Falls (Bouldering)

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About Jackson Falls (Bouldering):

NOTE: This is the Bouldering section, that is why the Quantity of climbs is only listed as a Month. For Sport, Trad, and aid info go to the Climbing section.

If you are in Southern Illinois and looking for more bouldering then you might as well stop by the other crags located only about 20-30 minutes away from Jackson Falls. Cedar Bluff, Draper's Bluff, and Ferne Clyffe State Park have good bouldering well worth the drive from Jackson Falls.

Nearest town or city: Ozark/ big town: Marion

From the south, you can take either Interstate 57 to Rte. 146, east to Hwy 45, northeast to Ozark Road; or Interstate 24 north to Hwy 45, northeast to Ozark Road.

From the north, get to Interstate 57, then south to where Interstate 24 splits to the southeast (right hand lane, long curving exit), to Tunnel Hill Road exit, Tunnel Hill Road left, to intersection with Hwy 45, left onto Hwy 45, to Ozark Road.

From Harrisburg take Hwy 45 south to Ozark Road.

Ozark Road: about 4 1/2 winding miles 'til you come to an intersection near Zion Church and Cemetary. Veer left, staying on Ozark. After another 200 yards or so, turn right at a farmhouse on a hill (usually a couple of dogs to chase your car, too), onto what some might facetiously call a paved county road (it's a gravel road). After about a bumpy-mile, you'll be heading down toward an oil pan-eating rocky creek bed. Just before the creek bed, turn right to park and camp, or just after, turn left to do the same. The road continues, but there's not much available beyond these main camping and parking areas.

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Camping: Yes
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Quantity of Climbs: Month


SequenceSequence numbers indicate the left (L) to right (R) order of the routes. Rating Route Difficulty Ascents
0 Average Rating = 3.00/5 Mr. Rogers 5.3 1
1 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Check for ticks V2 1
2 Average Rating = 5.00/5 Hidden in the brush V0 1

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Forum Discussions (2 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Whens the time ta climb jac420 2 Aug 02 2004, 11:37 AM
With Replies bp near master marley? jac420 2 Jul 23 2004, 11:47 AM