Beach City
Nature Preserve

Located near Beach City, OH. Climbing during the summer is nice, but obviously being in ohio shoulder seasons are probably the best bet.

Big Wall is the most popular, however there are six other areas that are undocumented in terms of names, grades, and beta. If you know anything about these areas please contribute!


There currently is no guidebook for this area, but you can view routes on Mountain Project.

crag stewards

The OCC is happy to announce two climbers have accepted the volunteer positions of Joint Crag Stewards for the area. They are:

  1. Jarod Lawver: jarodlawver@gmail.com

  2. Pat Mcpeek: patmcpeek@live.com

Please feel free to contact them with any questions, comments or concerns about the area.

The OCC has also recently became friends with The Dirt Line, a grassroots trail and outdoor recreation advocacy campaign made up of 100% volunteers. Additional information about this organization can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thedirtline

Restricted Hours

Beach City is open to hunting. Please make sure you are visible (wear bright clothing such as hunter orange) and respect any hunters you see in the area. It is recommended to stay out of the area during gun season.  The following link lists hunting information for the area: http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/hunting-trapping-and-shooting-sports/hunting-trapping-regulations/season-dates-and-bag-limits

Please be out of the area during these times: 

  • September 1 - May 1, 8pm - 6am.

  • May 2 - August 31, 10pm - 6am.


From I-77, exit on the Strasburg, Ohio exit. Go through Strasburg on Rt. 250 & Rt. 21. After you pass through Strasburg, turn left on Chestnut Ridge Road. You will pass Soehnien Rd, and Kaylor Road, both on your left. The next left will be Camp Road. Turn left on Camp Road. Follow this to the Camp Road Gravel Parking Area, which will be on your left. This is a link to a map of the area: http://wildlife.ohiodnr.gov/Portals/wildlife/Maps/Wildlife%20Area%20Maps/PDFs/beachcity.pdf