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Vertical Heartland Climbing School at Draper's Bluff

5050 Lick Creek Rd., Buncombe, IL 62912

Rock Climbing

Of the hundreds of miles of cliffs in Southern Illinois, the privately owned south face of Draper’s Bluff is one of the crown jewels.

Vertical Heartland Climbing School offers technical skills training for rock climbers, beginner thru advanced, and by reservation only.   The Vertical Heartland Climbing School, owner of the cliff and the only comprehensive rock climbing and rigging school for hundreds of miles, offers both instructional climbing programs and climbing outings.

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