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.
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 to 20. All recreational and group climbing is by permit only. Climbing groups should stay together and not monopolize the entire climbing site.
- Do not leave old pieces of carpeting, tarps, or plastic sheets at the base of the climbs. Pack out all trash. Groups should dispose of trash outside the park.
- Please be respectful of the plant and animal species native to the park.