Climbing at the Palisades

Living in Illinois can be challenging for a climber. Its mostly flat and you cant really climb a cornfield. Finding vertical is a difficult endeavor and even when you do the quality of rock can be questionable. If you do find nice rock then it will probably be crowded. Thats why for the most part the Palisades are awesome. I say for the most part because they are 100+ miles from chicago and they can get crowded. It’s nice limestone, chossy in some places, but still decent. Its also got an awesome view of the mississippi and nice camping nearby. Check out mountainproject.com to learn more about the Palisades.

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