Saturday, February 13, 2010

Supplies and Gear

Where to restock you camping and climbing supplies?

Athens Area

The Pedaler and Packer:
What they got? The Pedaler has variety of gear to meet your needs. They stock a small selection of climbing shoes(Five ten and mammut), along with a couple crash pads. They also carry a selection of carabinners, harnesses and nylon product(rope, cordage, and webbing). Highly knowledge staff. One of the only places to get chalk.

432 Richland Ave
Athens Ohio 45701

Ohio University - Outdoor Pursuits Rental Center:
  • The Rental and Sales Center is located off the Ping Center loading dock. Access from outside Ping.
What they got? They have a well stocked rental center with tents, sleeping bags, and other general camping gear. They also carry chalk, tape and a few harnesses.

South Green Dr
Athens Oh 45701

Dunham's Sports:
What they Got? Dunhams is more or a general sports store. But you can find general camping gear and a tape.

The Market on State
1006 East State Street
Athens, Oh 45701

What they got? It's walmart.

929 East State St.
Athens, Ohio 45701

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Athens County Attractions

This a incomplete list of non climbing things to do while visiting Athens.

As Always you can also visit the Visitors Bureau site, or check out the links below.

Mountain Biking:
Trails to Ride:
Athens/Strouds Run Trail Network
Lake Hope State Park

Local Bike Shops:
Athens Bicycle
Athens Cycle Path
The Pedaler and Packer

Zip Tours
Hocking Hills Canopy Tours
Hocking Peaks

Canoeing and Kayaking
Hocking Valley Canoe Livery
Hocking Hills Canoe Livery
Earth, Water and Rock

Disc Golf:
Hocking College Course (Dg Course Review)

Ohio University Course
Hocking Hills Course - Hocking Peaks
Lancaster Course - Flat Rocks
Reedsville Course - Forked Run

Golf :
Ohio University - 9 hole Course
Athens Country Club
Elm Golf Course
Forest Hills
Brass Ring
Pine Hills

Other Family Fun Activity Areas:
Hocking Peaks Adventure Park
ATV World
Hocking Fun Center

Movie Theaters:
Athena Grand
Movies Ten

Local Special Interests:
Athens Farmers Market

Friday, February 5, 2010

Preview of the PDF's

Here is a link to a printable PDF for the Emerald Boulder.

Emerald Boulder

These are in the works for all of the Athens County climbing areas. Commitment Area, Trailside, Font and Dam Area are near completion. They will be posted in conjunction with the area description pages.

Emerald Boulder Page

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Emergency Services

Athens County has a
911 service.

Athens Area:
Athens City Police - 740-593-6606
County Sheriff - 740-593-6633
O'bleness Memorial Hospital - 740-593-5551
55 Hospital Drive, Athens Ohio 45701 see Map

Holzer Clinic Athens
Phone -
(740) 589-3100
Urgent Care
(740) 589-3120
2131 East State St
Athens, OH 45701

Nelsonville Area::
Nelsonville City Police
County Sheriff - 740-593-6633
Doctors Hospital - 740-753-7300
1950 Mt. St. Mary Dr, Nelsonville Ohio 45764 see Map

Logan Area: (Hocking Hills Climbing and Rappelling Area)
Hocking Hills State Park Office - 740-385-6842
Hocking County Sheriff - 740-385-2131
Hocking Valley Community Hospital - 740-380-8000
601 State Rt. 664 North
Logan, Ohio 43138 see Map