Steppin’ Out 5.12
Click here to Download the Grand Ledge Guidebook This guide was created by Dustin Bosscher of Bosscher Design. If you have any questions, suggestions, changes and/or additions to this guide please contact him here. A second edition is currently underway, which will include more pictures and routes. We are also looking for information on boulder problems in the area. If you have any suggestions or can help in anyway, please contact Dustin Bosscher, at the above link.
About Oak Park Oak Park is a small public park owned by the city of Grand Ledge, MI. The park contains a long cliff that lines the Grand River. The cliff is 20-30 ft tall and contains well over 100 routes. Rappelling and lead climbing are not allowed, but there are plenty of top rope routes and boulder problems to keep you busy. Directions Park Rules By order of the city Parks and Rec commision, please observe the following rules when climbing at Oak Park: NO RAPPELLING at the by city ordinance Use of carpeting as padding beneath all top rope anchors is mandatory Use two independant anchors for all top rope anchors Do not top out on climbs, down climb or be lowered No top roping at the far west end of the ledges (towards the train tracks) Top roping the corner above Mossy Gully is off limits, use anchoring for Black Buttress. Do not use large grooves above Potato Chips, use smaller grooves to the west. Anchors for Alice’s Corner are to be placed from the trail side only. Use chalk sparingly, if at all Stay on trails and use stairways Climbing group size is limited…
Before you submit your inquiry, please read the following: Climbing at Grand Ledge (Oak Park) is within a public park and at your own risk. There is no equipment, guidance, or instruction provided at the park or by this website. You will be responsible for proper top-rope anchor setup and proper climbing equipment usage. If you are not familiar with this, we suggest you post a message in the user forum seeking experienced partners or local a commercial guiding service. If you are planning on bringing a group of 5 or more, or are a commercial group (for-profit or non-profit) you will need to register with the Parks and Rec Department before climbing at Oak Park. If you have any other questions, please use the contact form below.
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