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About Giant City:

Giant City State Park is a great place to go climbing. Mostly top roping with the exception of a few trad leads and bouldering.

BOULDERING: There are some Andy Boone problems under the overhang at Devil's Standtable. If you go in the dry season, you can just follow the chalked holds at Shelter One Bluff or Razor Blade Rock. Locals currently working on topo for bouldering, there is tons of great stuff here, if you want info email

TOP ROPING: Since the edition of the last guide there have been anchors placed atop Shelter One Bluff. You still need to bring long webbing

LODGING: For cabin rates call (618) 457-4921. The cabins are a great alternative to camping in the winter months.

Nearest town or city: Makanda

This is the closest climbing area to Carbondale. From Carbondale take 51 south. Take Makanda exit. Follow signs to where you want to go.

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Forum Discussions (2 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies When will Shelter 1 Bluff be open again? dave172 1 Sep 28 2009, 2:26 AM
With Replies Giant City State Park (Devil's Standtable) andy_lemon 10 Jan 20 2009, 8:00 PM