Thompson Ledges, Ohio (OH)


Thompson Ledges, Ohio
United States
41° 41' 23.28" N, 81° 2' 46.32" W

The geological formation of Thompson Ledges is a pebble-like sandstone. The well-known ledge at this place furnishes a fine exposure of rock, and gives a rugged and very romantic character to the place, and many visitors are attracted to the place, especially during the summer season. State geologist says the dip of the ledge here is from four to five degrees to the southwest. A great amount of sandstone is quarried here, and taken a great distance for bridge and building purposes. The forests partake of and mark the geological features along the ledge, and probably more of the oak and chestnut abound in this than any other of the townships of the county. Bouldering is allowed but keep as low of a footprint as possible. No rope climbing!

Climbing Routes

  • Rock of Love 4- V5 Low ledges top out about 30 feet up.
  • Sing Song Bird- V3 The clockwise turned rail tops out with a big jug finish.
  • Whoopi!- V2 Beware the top of this boulder is very dirty.
  • Mucky Duck- V2 This is a high ball boulder.  Bring your crash pads.
  • Shelf Life- V5 This problem has a big jug finish with no top out.

Heritage Hills Campground
6445 Ledge Road
PO Box 176
Thompson, OH 44086
Toll Free- 877-763-6968
Phone- 440-298-1311

Quail Hollow Resort and Conference Center
11080 Concord-Hambden Road
Painesville, Ohio 44077 USA
Phone- 440-497-1100

Interstate 90 to State Route 528 exit and head south for about 10 min. You will come to the Thompson square, go completely around the square back to the north end and head east on Thompson Road.

Latitude: 41.6898
Longitude: -81.0462