Climbing in Cleveland Metroparks is permitted only at Whipp's Ledges in Hinckley Reservation.
There is no fee to obtain a permit, but proof that you carry at least $300k of 'personal liability' insurance is required. This is usually an item found on your homeowners or renters insurance policy. Any family members covered by that insurance can be named on the permit. For a confirmed permit, you must send in a copy of the insurance certificate.
To apply for a Rock Climbing/Rappelling Permit, this application must be completed submitted via mail, fax, or email with at least one (1) week notice. By submitting the application, the applicant certifies that they have read and will comply with all “Rock Climbing/Rapelling Conditions of Use.” A confirmed permit will be returned.
Once processed, a confirmed permit will be returned to you to have with you whenever climbing at Whipp's Ledges. The permit is good for the calendar year.
Submit the Rock Climbing/Rappelling form to Special Events & Experiences by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, mail to 3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH 44109 or fax to 216.661.3312.
Download Permit Application (PDF)