Unlikely Wall, Indiana (IN)


Unlikely Wall, Indiana
8107 S Fairfax Rd, Bloomington, IN
United States
39° 3' 7.6464" N, 86° 29' 21.5088" W

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.  

Climbing Routes

There are over 30 sport climbing routes along and around the Unlikely Wall, with some opportunities for bouldering as well.  A few of the clearly defined routes are:

  • Honk if you’re Horny- 5.4 Armed with anchors, quick and easy for beginning climbers.
  • Stain- 5.12 This is a classic route that is known as the toughest climb at Unlikely Wall.

Upper Teeth, Lower Teeth, Boulder Wall, We Men are a Little Breed, Holy Virgin and Walls A-H are a few more that range from 5.7 to 5.11.  

Lake Monroe Village Resort 8107 S Fairfax Rd, Bloomington, IN
Phone: 812-824-8097

B & D Causeway Camp 
7407 S State Road 446, Bloomington, IN 47401-9740 
Phone: (812) 837-9966   

Jellystone Park at Lake Monroe
9392 S. Strain Ridge Rd. Bloomington, IN 47401
Phone:  (812) 824-3322

Directions From Bloomington go south 5 miles on Highway 37 to Harrodsburg Interchange.  It is best to park under the Highway 37 bridge overpass on the west side.