Climbers at Logtown have the support of the Village of Lisbon, which includes the Middle Cliffs and the trail to the Big Cliffs.
The middle cliffs are short and unbolted; old trad routes and top roping.
The Big Cliffs are on private property. Climbing has been going on here for decades, so past practice is used here. There are a few trad routes mixed in with several bolted routes. Older bolts are in the process of being replaced; as always use your own judgement when considering a route. Most of the bolted lines climb between drill marks from the old sandstone quarry.
Top roping can be challenging here due to the rotten top portion of the cliff which leads to better rock below.
- There currently is no guidebook for this area, but you can view routes on Mountain Project. There is also good information online if your willing to search for it. There is a 1986 (out of print) guide, "A Climber's Guide to the Cliffs of Logtown, Ohio" by Sean Cobourn and Todd McCormick that records the earlier climbing history of Logtown.
The OCC is looking for a climber/climbers to volunteer as Crag Steward for the area. The individual should know and care about the area and visit it on a regular basis during the climbing season. If you are interested please contact the OCC.
Locate the Lisbon/Roger exit off of State Highway Route 11 near Lisbon, Ohio. Go west on State Route154 to US Route 30 and go through Lisbon. Just before the bridge at the end of town, turn right onto Logtown Road. Go a short distance until you drive over a paved bike/walking path. The parking lot is just past the bike path on the left.
Middle Cliffs: Walk back to where the bike path crosses Logtown Road. Take the MSG Joseph Daniel Harrison Memorial Trail to the cliffs.
Big Cliffs: Face the bike trail. Walk several yards to the left and up some stone stairs to the bike trail (the top of the stone steps are near the start of a fence). Turn left and walk to the end of the fence. A few feet past the fence, turn right and follow the stone steps up to the Big Cliffs.
- Lisbon offers several fine restaurants including Mary's Pizza Shop, Scratch, and The Courthouse Inn (Vegetarian).
- Numbers Brewing Company serves craft beers of all kinds.
- A two minute walk up the trail from the Middle Cliffs takes you to a park with a swimming pool(fee) and restrooms.
- The Village is working on funding for a footbridge to cross the river, close to the Climber's parking lot, that will lead to a small park with restrooms.