SoIN bouldering - FOUND

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SoIN bouldering - FOUND

Post by Corona » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:19 pm

I'm sure a lot of people have visited Hemlock Cliffs, only to be disheartened by the clammy, mossy choss there. However, there is hope. Nearby, there's easily accessible bouldering (and short routes if you're keen) on steep, solid sandstone. There's doubtless much more in the area, but I haven't had time to check out all the leads there yet. Here's a bit of a taster of what's there so far. If you're interested and you've got a crashpad, write back or give me a call at 812.347.2770.

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Post by Rollo » Wed Jun 17, 2009 6:35 pm

google maps says it would take me 2 hrs and 47 mins to get there from the east side of cincy....

the pics look good but what is the story with this area? is it on private land or state forest land? is it legal to climb there? is it too damned hot to be developing boulders?...

looks cool though... i'd at least be willing to kill a day out there falling off rocks with ya!
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Post by Corona » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:49 pm

It's almost an hour from Louisville, so that sounds about right. Access to the area above is unknown at present (haven't been able to visit the Perry County Courthouse yet), but appears to be on Hoosier National Forest land. If so, climbing there is just fine. Regardless, it's remote and unlikely to attract attention for quite some time. There are areas nearby within a five minute drive that I have not yet been able to check out that are also on HNF land. It is WAAAAY too humid to be scrubbing, but there's no point waiting on the weather, especially when it's been one of the coolest summers in memory. I'd be stoked if you came out, but it'd be a hell of a trip for some FAs at what is so far only a small (if pleasant) area.

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Post by Meadows » Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:57 pm

From the HNF web site
Rock Climbing and Caving:

Rock climbing is permitted on most National Forest land with the exception of a portion of Hemlock Cliffs.
So climbing there is cool.

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Post by Andrew » Wed Jun 17, 2009 8:30 pm

Based on the pictures it looks to be a hang out for homosexuals. I doubt I will be going.
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Post by 512OW » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:22 pm

Andrew wrote:Based on the pictures it looks to be a hang out for homosexuals. I doubt I will be going.
Aren't most bouldering areas?
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Post by pigsteak » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:40 am

Andrew wrote:Based on the pictures it looks to be a hang out for homosexuals. I doubt I will be going.
afraid you might run into someone you know?
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Post by Bruisebrother » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:43 pm

'YOU' didn't find it! That area is reportedly on private property and is a registered historic site!

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Post by gripster » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:18 pm

Bruisebrother wrote:'YOU' didn't find it! That area is reportedly on private property and is a registered historic site!
not to mention the rock quality looks like ass. leave the southeastern bouldering to TN, GA, and NC!

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Post by rhunt » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:28 pm

you forgot AL
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Post by gripster » Thu Jun 18, 2009 4:36 pm

my bad

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Post by Rollo » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:26 am

kinda hard to determine rock quality from the pictures...

hey Andrew! i'll ride out there with you some time if ya want.... i know your homo hangout comment was just a ruse. you are a FA sucking monster so i know you'll show... besides, i've heard you talk well of Muscatatuck and that place blows ass.

the "private property and is a registered historic site!" reference could put the kybosh to it though.
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Post by toad857 » Sat Jun 20, 2009 12:47 pm

could use some gps coords to verify ownership.

http://store.usgs.gov/b2c_usgs/usgs/map ... rea=2)/.do

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Post by tbwilsonky » Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:34 pm

Bruisebrother wrote:'YOU' didn't find it!
/clap. well obviously.

nobody alive today has technically "found" anything. we're all just (re)locating previously mapped sites and transforming them into climbing areas.

i do find it intriguing, however, that people are rapid-fire quick to shoot down what amounts to an issue of semantics. good job.

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