Entries from 'bouldering'

Hunter Rocks Bouldering Area

Hunter Rocks bouldering area is a popular bouldering destination near State College, PA.  This area has been a long-standing bouldering spot since the 1960s.  Sandstone boulders dot the forest here making this a paradise for local climbers.  This area is a must-visit spot if you boulder in Pennsylvania.  The area is sometimes crowded on weekends…

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Bear Rocks

Overview of Bear Rocks Bear Rocks is not to be confused with any of the other Bear Rocks in Pennsylvania. This is a small rock outcrop off the Appalachian Trail not far from Palmerton in Eastern PA.  The area is made of a short cliff with several smaller boulders near it ranging from three to…

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Notch Boulders: Bouldering in Wilkes-Barre

A few minutes drive from Wilkes Bare are some nice conglomerate boulders that you can spend an hour or so on.  There are some problems that are super easy  and a few in the V4 and up category.  This is one of several areas in the Wilkes Barre area but it’s probably the easiest to…

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Big Offset Crag

The Big offset is a small but very high quality bouldering crag in the Poconos near Bangor and Rosetto.  The cliff is visible from 191 in Bangor/Rosetto and looks like a large cliff on the ridge.  The actual height of this crag is about 40 feet at the high point.  So it basically offers highball…

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Aylsworth Park Climbing

Aylsworth Park is a small park located near Carbondale, PA.  The climbing here is very limited and is located on a small quarry in thh west corner of the park near the small pond.  There is some short ice climbing here in winter and some short TR/bouldering here as well.  The rock is goldish-colored slate…

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The Pink Boulders

Located irksomly close to the Pocono raceway.  This wooded bouldering area is one of the smallest but is very high quality rock.  The area is located in state gamelands and has only a few small boulders with problems ranging from VO- to V6/V7 with eliminate variations.  The rock has a pinkish hue that gives the…

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Boxcar Rocks

Boxcar Rocks Overview Boxcar Rocks, also called the Chinese Wall, is a fantastic sport and trad climbing area.  This spot is wort a visit for any Central PA or NEPA climber.  There are over a dozen quality sport lines here on this 80- foot -high cliff that resembles a stone train resting in the forest…

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Chickies Rock

Chickies Rock is an old, popular, trad climbing area in Central Pennsylvania near Columbia.  This area has long been a well-known spot to rock climb.  Chickies is located in a county park that accepts, recognizes, and allows climbers.  There are at least 40 good climbs here with grades ranging from 5.2 to 5.13  if you…

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Table Rock Boulder

The Table Rock boulder is a small overhang/cave with a few–by a few I mean about 6–boulder problems on it.  This area is located in the Delaware Water Gap and is close to the Delaware Water Gap hiking trails and the town.  Located in the town is the Water gap Visitors Bureau and some hiking…

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Wolf Rocks

Wolf Rocks Overview Ok, so there are several Wolf Rocks in Pennsylvania.  Many of them offer good climbing and a little bouldering.  This one is the actual name as referred to the Wolf Rocks overlook along the Appalachian Trail.  When I cleaned off the problems here in the mid 90s I thought of coming up…

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