Mills Creek Park, Ohio (OH)


Mills Creek Park, Ohio
United States
41° 2' 27.24" N, 80° 41' 33.36" W

Mill Creek Park was founded in 1891 due to the "untiring efforts of Youngstown attorney Volney Rogers".  Rogers secured options on much of the land and was able to purchase large tracts of it. This was no small task given that he was compelled to deal with more than 90 landowners. Once the land was secured, Rogers framed and promoted what he called the "Township Park Improvement Law." Upon the law's passage, Rogers turned over all of the land he had secured for park purposes.  Rogers had the area declared a park by the state legislature. It officially opened in 1893. Climbing is not technically permitted in the park, so keep it clean and keep it on the down low.

Climbing Routes

The Squid Wall- V0

  • Martha’s Bunion- V0 This problem only holds about three moves but is fun and easy while providing great practice.
  • Snugglepuss Arete- V0 Another nice beginner’s problem.

The Bat Cave- V2 This boulder sits right behind the cabin.

  • Papa Guillermo and the Three Virgins- V2 An easy problem with a fun top out.
  • Cowboy Up!- V2 Same start as the Papa, but work upwards.  Another great top out.

The Broken Boulder- V2 This little guy has a nice crack and an even nicer 90 degree overhang that provides lots of excitement for beginners.

  • Sustain- V2 Stay left and solve the problem.

Mill Creek Campground
7400 Bedell Road
Berlin Center, OH 44401-9714
Phone- 330-547-8180
Rates- $14.00 to $24.00/site/night.

Quality Inn
4055 Belmont Avenue
Youngstown, Ohio
Phone- 800-860-7829

Follow the signs to Bears Den Cabin. Park at the cabin and walk down into the woods from the chimney. You will find quite a few problems 20 feet off the cabin. One more area is located just down the trial maybe 100yds.

Latitude: 41.0409
Longitude: -80.6926