Named after the area testpiece, the Cranking Area is, as suggested, the place where one goes to crank. Many of Whiskey's hardest problems are found here.
Located on the AT about 250 yards past the Entrance Area. Follow the climber trail through the boulders and under the large overhanging rock, or to approach it directly, follow the white blazed AT where it loops below the ridgeline, bypassing the first boulders. The area is identified by an enormous overhanging prow that holds The Cranking.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Cranking Area:
Pyramid Slab V2 Boulder, 15 feet
Bob Dylan Did Drugs V5 Boulder, 12 feet
The Cranking V9 Boulder, 18 feet
Ten High V10 Boulder, 18 feet
Featured Route For Cranking Area
Ten High V10 PA : Whiskey Springs : Cranking Area
This proud line climbs the right arete of the Cranking boulder. Starting low, move through crimps and pinches to a long move to a poor crimp just right of the arete. Make several more very difficult moves on crimps to gain a jug right under the lip. A great line put up by a great local climber....[more] Browse More Classics in PA