Some sun, some shady, some wind, always a good time. Crowds on the weekends.. Kids smokin' after skool weekdays. Couples walking all the time. The seclusion you desire is proportionate to where you're climbing. Ymmv. 

It is all Sharon Conglomerate Sandstone. Don't pull hard on problems / routes during or immediately following rainy spells. 

Plenty of Top Rope routes, only a handful of Gear routes, Bouldering + every lame contrived variation thought up. 

Many of the Top Rope routes require long webbing or static lines to set up. Please be gentle with the remaining trees when setting up. .


You must obtain a permit through the Cleveland Metropark to climb at Whipps Ledges. Information about climbing permits can be found here:  clevelandmetroparks.com/about/... 

They do accept scanned copies by email which speeds up the process or fax/snail mail works fine also. The Park Officers do occasionally check for permits, so please obtain one before climbing here and be courteous to park staff. 


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

Getting There

Locate the intersection of State Route 303 and State Road near Hinckley, Ohio. Go south on State Road. There are two parking areas with restrooms(no running water); either parking area will get you to Whipps Ledges. 

Upper Parking Area: Go south on State Road to Bellus Road. Turn left on Bellus Road. Take the next right on Top of Ledges Drive. Follow this to the parking area. 

Lower Parking Area: Go south on State Road past Bellus Road. The parking lot entrance will be on the left before the bridge.

crag stewards

The OCC is happy to announce that Jill Gallagher has accepted the volunteer position of Crag Steward for Whipp's Ledges. Her email address is jmacgall@gmail.com. Please feel free to contact Jill with any questions, comments or concerns about the area.

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