Just a few miles north of the Ohio River, across a wheat field and through the Hoosier National Forest, you will find Muscatatuck Extreme Sports Park waiting to be explored. Muscatatuck boasts as Indiana’s best climbing area, especially for those who love bouldering so bring your crash pad. Muscatatuck uses the John Sherman V-grade system to rate their bouldering, V0 being the easiest and V16 the most difficult. There are still a few routes for the climber who feels naked without a top rope and overall the limestone rocks present a fun and energizing climbing experience, as long as none of the ghosts from the local Muscatatuck Urban Training Center/former State Hospital come along to trip you up…
Park under the overpass and look up. There you will find the Unlikely Wall, as it is appropriately named. This mostly manmade 25 foot tall wall of limestone was born when Highway 37 exploded onto the scene. This location bears an average 5.10 on the Yosemite Decimal Scale, with lots of flaky crag. If you don’t look closely, you may miss the overgrown trail on the west side of the overpass. You should follow this trail up the steep hill until you are to the top. Do not walk along the highway, in all actuality you will be walking approximately 60 feet above the highway. Once you reach the top of the roadcut you will find about 30 bolted sport climbs. This site is not always well maintained so it is recommended that you be a somewhat experienced climber to participate in the adventures along the Unlikely Wall.