The Illinois Climbers Association (ICA) is thrilled to announce a formal partnership between the ICA and the U. S. Forest Service, Shawnee National Forest (SNF) wherein the ICA will address stewardship and maintenance of rock climbing resources across the Forest.

This is the first formal partnership that has been created between a climbing-based organization and the SNF. The ICA is very proud to assume this role after a long-standing, positive relationship with the SNF.

The first project the ICA will tackle is fixed anchor replacement at Jackson Falls recreation area. Aging hardware is a great concern for climbers. The ICA will systematically replace anchors with new, stainless steel hardware that meet modern standards. The continued maintenance of fixed hardware is essential to prevent bolt failure and improve user safety. This is a tremendous task that will require large funds and countless work hours to update hardware on over 200 climbing routes.

Future Fundraisers:
Quatros Pizza: TBD
McCalisters Deli: TBD

The ICA at Jackson Falls:

  • Representation of the climbing community to the FS for the past 20+ years
  • 2 trail days
  • Working with the Forest Service to re-bolt Jackson Falls
  • Initiated fundraising for stainless steel replacement bolts


Donate a Bolt
For only $10.00 you can replace a bolt at Jackson Falls.

Donate Anchors

For $30.00 you will know that you replaced an anchor at Jackson Falls.

Donate a Route

For $100.00 you will have the satisfaction of replacing an entire route at Jackson Falls!

Re-Bolt Donation
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Every cent counts! Name your own amount to go towards re-bolting Jackson Falls.

Jackson Falls Re-Bolted Routes:

  • Agent Orange
  • Alaska (In Progress)
  • American Handgunner
  • Angry Child
  • Beastie
  • Birthday Route
  • Bug Meat
  • Bursting Out
  • Cocktail Generation
  • Cocoa Rae
  • Cut Throat
  • Da Bro
  • Deep Throat
  • Detox Mountain
  • Earthbound Misfit
  • East of East St. Louis
  • Elders
  • Emperor of the North
  • Express Checkout
  • Flash
  • Flinging Hog
  • Frizzle Fry
  • Group Therapy
  • Here Come the Snakes
  • Hidden Treasure
  • Hydra
  • If I Could Fly
  • King's Jester
  • King Snake
  • Ladybug Lynn (In Progress)
  • Legends of the Falls
  • Lightning
  • Lovely Arete
  • No Dogs Allowed
  • Pete's Lead (Anchors)
  • Puff
  • Rain Dog (Anchors)
  • Shorty the Pimp
  • Smidgin
  • Sore Throat (Anchors)
  • Spinterfaction
  • Stingray
  • Temporary Escape
  • The Bolted One
  • The Drifter
  • The Farmer
  • The Reckoning
  • The Stain
  • The Twist
  • The Vow
  • The Walrus
  • Tina's Soulfood Kitchen
  • Tons of Fun
  • Velvet Green
  • Void Warrior
  • Wild At Heart
  • Wishbone (In Progress)
  • Wrecking Ball
  • Viking Blood
  • Yuppie with a Gun