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southern Illinois climbing

this is the giant city state park located just south of Carbondale IL. there are great climbing locations here and it is scenic. also after a weekend of hard climbing on limestone there is a wine trail surrounding the park. this is one of my new favorite finds!
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I love all the little crevices between the boulders--cool! Looks like a fun hike
Looks like an awesome place to explore!
This looks so serene. Love the last picture!!
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