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.


Travel east on I-70 to I-77. Go north on I-77 to the Strasburg, Ohio exit. Exit and turn left going through Strasburg on Rt. 250 & Rt. 21. After you pass through Strasburg, Rt. 250 & Rt. 21 will split. Take Rt. 250 which is the left turn. Follow Rt. 250 through Wilmot and go about a mile. Cross a bridge over a creek and turn right immediately onto Alabama Ave. Another half mile and you’re at the entrance.