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1. Pennsylvania 742 routes in Region

Summary:
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seasonality
Unknown, Boulder and other styles

Long/Lat: -77.861219, 40.879993

1.1. McConnells Mill State Park 165 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown and Boulder

Long/Lat: -80.204912, 40.920087

1.1.1. Rim Road Area 108 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Boulder

1.1.2. Roadside Area 47 routes in Area

Summary:
Boulder and Unknown

1.1.3. Breakneck Rocks 10 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2. Ralph Stover State Park 52 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -75.087879, 40.439887

1.2.1. The Practice Face 10 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Sport

1.2.2. The Neolithic Wall 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.3. Tango Wall 4 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Trad

1.2.4. Great Buttress 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.5. Hawk's Nest 8 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown, Boulder and Top Rope

1.2.6. Obnoxious Partner Buttress 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.7. Phone Booth Buttress 7 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.2.8. The Weeping Wall 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.9. Open Face and Orangutan Buttress 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.10. Chain Reaction Buttress 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.11. Right of Great Buttress 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.12. Beautiful Loser 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.2.13. ORPHANS- Where do these routes belong? 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.3. Breakneck 17 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -79.545420, 40.037315

1.3.1. Main Wall 12 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport

1.3.2. Right Wall 3 routes in Area

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

1.3.3. Block 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

1.4. Livezey Rock 6 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

1.5. Lost Crag 40 routes in Crag

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -77.656457, 39.939075

1.5.1. Bulge Block 4 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Sport

1.5.2. S.B.R. Block 9 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Sport

1.5.3. Short Stack 7 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Sport

1.5.4. Crack Wall 2 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5.5. Ocean Block 0 routes in Area

1.5.6. Cave World 0 routes in Area

1.5.7. Tunnel Block 0 routes in Area

1.5.8. Entrance Block 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5.9. Little Yosemite 1 route in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5.10. Chimney Block 0 routes in Area

1.5.11. The Corridors 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5.12. Brutal Block 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5.13. Snip Block 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

1.5.14. Bob Block 0 routes in Area

1.6. Birdsboro 136 routes in Crag

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: -75.823842, 40.250389

Description:

Birdsboro Quarry like the name says is an inactive quarry just south of Birdsboro with 100+ Sport Routes from 5.5 to 5.14. The area was developed originally by Bob Perna and friends and is now maintained by Ted Coffelt and the locals. Ted has put up a lot of new routes and is still going strong.

Access Issues:

Birdsboro Quarry sits in the heart of Hay Creek Water Shed. This area is a protected water source for the surrounding homes and businesses. Please use all Grey Water and Leave No Trace guidelines. The use of this area is a privilege; we all must protect and maintain all climbs and trails leading to and from.

Approach:

From 422, take 345 south to Birdsboro, at the intersection of 724 continue straight on Furnace Street (becomes Haycreek Road) until the road closes. Park in the stone lot and hike along the closed Haycreek Road to the climbing area (approximately 10 minuets). Requires crossing a shallow creek twice. Either wade trough the creek or a two wire walk across is available at both crossings.

Ethic:

The Birdsboro Climbing Area is public land owned by Robeson Township and managed by the Birdsboro Municipal Authority. Access and recreational usage is granted to us as a privilege not a right. As the land managers all users are required to observe all posted signs and regulations. The lower Water Reservoir is part of the Borough’s drinking water supply. No fishing or swimming is allowed. No deep water soloing is permitted. No fire rings are permitted. Please obey these rules.

Routes should be lead climbed ground to the top. Top rope manners: Use quickdraws in top anchors. Do not rappel or set top ropes above climbs off webbing anchors. Do not remove fixed protection on climbs. Do not tamper with or modify existing routes. Ask the local climbers before establishing new routes. Top Roping routes should be done using quickdraws, not running directly through anchors. Lead climbers have the “right of way” when top rope lines are used for groups. Please respect each other and allow them to “play through” “on lead”. Pets: Dogs are welcome provided they don’t bark obsessively, don’t growl/bark at climbers or other dogs. Music: respect other climbers – ask before you blast. Trash: Please carry it all out – organic waste, cigarette butts. Camping is allowed for events and by request at other times. Please contact us for more information and permissions about camping. No Fire Rings are allowed. This is a Wilderness Area restriction. Swimming and fishing is prohibited in the reservoirs. Remember, Climbers are Guests Here! If the Police or Birdsboro employees come out to use the shooting range we must vacate areas 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 13 until they are done. Be safe and have fun!

1.6.1. Main Wall 24 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Sport

Long/Lat: -75.822466, 40.249500

1.6.2. Orange Sunshine Wall 11 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -75.822977, 40.249623

1.6.3. Slab Climbs 8 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -75.823472, 40.249708

1.6.4. Zorro's Face 6 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -75.824318, 40.249568

1.6.5. Mid-Wall 4 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -75.824823, 40.249703

1.6.6. Big Wall 15 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -75.825101, 40.249866

1.6.7. Lebowski Wall 3 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -75.825650, 40.250570

1.6.8. West Wall 5 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -75.825611, 40.250685

1.6.9. Giant Wall (Long Slabs) 16 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -75.824028, 40.251184

1.6.10. The Wall of Immortals 11 routes in Area

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -75.823835, 40.251078

1.6.11. Ground Up Wall 4 routes in Unknown

Summary:
Sport and Unknown

Long/Lat: -75.823674, 40.251036

1.6.12. Reservoir Wall 8 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Sport

Long/Lat: -75.822477, 40.250484

1.6.13. Lower Climbs (Reservoir Level) 21 routes in Area

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -75.823918, 40.249790

1.7. Bellefonte Quarry 12 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.8. Tilbury 5 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.9. Chickies Rock 38 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -76.524635, 40.052172

1.10. Pulpit Rock 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -75.912428, 40.607104

1.10.1. Pinnacle 0 routes in Area

1.11. Derry High Rocks 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.12. Harrisburg 0 routes in Crag

1.13. Jake's Rock 0 routes in Crag

1.14. Lehigh Gorge 0 routes in Crag

1.14.1. rockport access 0 routes in Area

1.15. Rimrock Overlook 0 routes in Crag

1.15.1. See McConnel's Mills (same place) 0 routes in Area

1.16. White Rocks 16 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.16.1. White Rocks/Pond Bank 0 routes in Area

1.17. Hunters Rock 4 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

1.18. Mocanaqua 47 routes in Crag

Summary:
Unknown, Sport and Top Rope

Long/Lat: -76.127543, 41.147818

1.18.1. Main Wall 19 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -76.142469, 41.149388

1.18.2. The Library 18 routes in Area

Summary:
Unknown and Sport

Long/Lat: -76.138412, 41.145631

1.18.3. Paradise 10 routes in Area

Summary:
Mostly Unknown

Long/Lat: -76.112936, 41.148642

1.19. Blue Ridge Run Rocks 0 routes in Crag

1.20. Pig Hill 0 routes in Crag

1.21. House Rocks 0 routes in Crag

1.22. Valley Forge National Park 0 routes in Crag

1.23. Delaware Water Gap 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Ice

1.23.1. Mount Minsi 0 routes in Area

1.23.2. Dingman Falls 2 routes in Area

Summary:

1.23.3. Bushkill Creek 1 route in Area

Summary:

1.24. Stoney Ridge 0 routes in Crag

1.25. Kelly Drive Boulder 0 routes in Crag

1.26. Krahlick Rocks 20 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

Long/Lat: -79.511895, 39.952450

1.27. Haycock Mountain 24 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -75.225259, 40.496307

1.27.1. Teddy Bear 3 routes in Area

Summary:

1.27.2. The Caves 4 routes in Area

Summary:

1.27.3. Caves trail 5 routes in Area

Summary:

1.27.4. Hanger 18 10 routes in Area

Summary:

1.27.5. Toprock 1 route in Area

Summary:

1.27.6. Hobo 0 routes in Area

1.27.7. Glass Wall 1 route in Area

Summary:

1.28. Governor's Stable 61 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

1.28.1. Upstream Arete Area 9 routes in Area

Summary:

1.28.2. Breadloaf Area 9 routes in Area

Summary:

1.28.3. Juggarnaut Area 10 routes in Area

Summary:

1.28.4. Split Boulders 4 routes in Area

Summary:

1.28.5. Cave Area 8 routes in Area

Summary:

1.28.6. Project Boulders 0 routes in Area

1.28.7. Dish Area 10 routes in Area

Summary:

1.28.8. Circuit Area 11 routes in Area

Summary:

1.29. Sex wall 0 routes in Crag

1.30. Safe Harbor 18 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Sport

Long/Lat: -76.375070, 39.915164

Description:

Visit SafeHarborClimbing.com and join the SH climbers’ Facebook page for further updates and to help with upcoming projects and fundraisers (for parking improvements, information kiosk, and anchor replacement). Please email route comments, corrections, etc. to: Eric@SafeHarborClimbing.com

Access Issues:

It sure was a long and winding road, but after a 15-year closure some of the crags at Safe Harbor have re-opened to climbers! Currently only the southern crags are open, but there’s a good chance the northern areas (home of the highest climbs) will re-open in 2012. A complete guidebook will be published once all the crags are open to climbers—until then, I hope you will find this mini-guide helpful in your visits to the SH south crags this winter.

The Safe Harbor “north” crags remain closed, but may re-open next year.

Approach:

From the village of Safe Harbor, travel River Road south to Green Hill Road. Take Green Hill, continuing past a few turns, and park on either side of the tunnel; be sure not to block the road. (On busy days, it may be possible to park one line of cars inside the tunnel.) Locate a climbers’ trail, beginning from the uphill side of the tunnel, and follow it for 150 yards to gain the rail trail. Turn right and hike for about 10 minutes to reach the Blood Sugar Magic sector. The other sectors are another 5 to 15 minutes—you will come upon them in the order detailed below. Climb safe, harbor only good thoughts, and have fun!

There is no access via Brenner Hollow Road—do not park here! Please car pool—there is limited parking near the tunnel. Green Hill Road turns into a rocky one-lane road, so drive slowly.

Ethic:

FIXED ANCHORS – Climb at your own risk! Some of the bolts at Safe Harbor are more than 20 years old, although many of the more popular routes have been upgraded to stainless steel hardware (an ongoing project). While the majority of bolts are likely trustworthy, you must still be vigilant and assess every bolt/anchor you clip. Please toprope through quick draws and not through rings or chains!

OVERGROWN/DIRTY ROUTES – While the more popular routes are in relatively good condition, many climbs are dirty and to some degree overgrown with grass, weeds, or vines. Consider doing a little “cleaning” of the routes you get on (use a nut tool to clean dirt from cracks and pockets). Watch for loose rock–there’s a lot of this at Safe Harbor–but be careful not to pry off important handholds.

FUNDRAISING & SWEAT EQUITY- In addition to fixed anchor replacement, we need to install an information kiosk, as well as develop improved parking. An Access Fund “matching grant” looks likely for next Spring, and so we (the climbing community) must raise as much $$ as we can this winter. I will soon install a PayPal “donate button” on the SHC web site, and I hope to schedule fundraising events at nearby rock gyms this winter. Join the Safe Harbor Facebook group to get involved.

WALK THE TALK - We all know that climbers are generally positive, proactive, kind folks and as a national community climbers are held in high regard by most land managers. I have no doubt that local land managers (and residents) will similarly come to recognize our values and virtues as recreational users. Toward this end, here are a few things to keep in mind: Leave the crags and parking area cleaner than you find them; be friendly to passing hikers and share your passion for climbing; obey the dawnto-dusk guidelines (no camping!); drive slowly and park in a way that will not affect traffic flow.

1.30.1. Blood Sugar Magic Sector 0 routes in Sector

1.30.2. Electric Co. Sector 0 routes in Sector

1.30.3. Tenuous Odyssey Sector 0 routes in Sector

1.30.4. Machismo Sector 0 routes in Sector

1.30.5. Super Slab Sector 6 routes in Sector

Summary:

1.30.6. Autumn Arch Sector 0 routes in Sector

1.30.7. The Righteous and the Wicked Sector 0 routes in Sector

1.30.8. Numero Uno Sector 1 route in Sector

Summary:

1.30.9. Train in Vain Sector 0 routes in Sector

1.30.10. Hydroman Sector 11 routes in Sector

Summary:

1.31. Pole's Steeple 3 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Unknown

1.32. Mt. Gretna 67 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -76.439681, 40.235241

1.32.1. Coleflesh Area 21 routes in Area

Summary:

1.32.2. 45 Area 10 routes in Area

Summary:

1.32.3. Shamoo Area 14 routes in Area

Summary:

1.32.4. Smiley Area 17 routes in Area

Summary:

1.32.5. Highball Area 0 routes in Area

1.32.6. Prow Area 4 routes in Area

Summary:

1.32.7. Matrix Area 0 routes in Area

1.32.8. Upper Matrix Area 0 routes in Area

1.32.9. Pulley Area 0 routes in Area

1.32.10. Tower Areas 1 route in Area

Summary:

1.32.11. Beautiful Day Area 0 routes in Area

1.32.12. Emerald City 0 routes in Area

1.32.13. Infinity Wall 0 routes in Area

1.32.14. Parking Lot Boulders 0 routes in Area

1.33. Whiskey Springs 2 routes in Crag

Summary:
All Boulder

Long/Lat: -77.132500, 40.095871

Approach:

Hike up the AT for about half a mile, and you will come to some rocks on the trail, as it takes a hard left. Most of the boulders are directly behind this outcropping, with some classics further down the AT.

1.34. White Rock Acers 0 routes in Crag

1.35. Shaffer Rock 0 routes in Crag