Hunter's Rocks is mostly on state game lands area, and partly in Rocky Ridge Natural Area. A small, closed section is on private land, so respect this and help preserve access to the public areas.
When you see the first boulders at the top of the trail, the private section is down a small trail to the left. The public section is everything to the right and along the ridge.
This area has seen active development since the 1950's. While many original route names and first ascents are lost to history, whatever you call it, there is ample excellent bouldering at Hunter's Rocks.
Most Popular version (v7): Stand start (may need to stack pads for shorter climbers to reach the starting holds), left in obvious round pocket out left, right in sidepull pocket, right heel up and cross left hand to crimp, top out straight up. Original start (v8-9): stand start in the middle of the overhanging boulder, left hand in break, right directly above in sidepull pocket, right foot up, cross left hand to crimp...helps to be really strong, really flexible, and shorter for this variation. ...[more]Browse More Classics in PA
Comments on Hunter's Rocks (Rocky Ridge Natural Area)
I'd like to populate this guide with the climbs on Public land (Mojo is on private property). To do this I'd appreciate if the admins could create 3 subsections: the main area (standard american accent and surrounding boulders), the power cut, and a small area I did some developing in, further northeast up the ridgeline - dubbed "The Oaks."
I'd be happy to do the work if someone could make me an admin for the area.
Hey Eric, thanks for writing up these routes! I'll divide them up as you asked when I get to a desktop PC (off in phone limbo now). If you want to be an admin permanently let me know, and I'll pass it on to the site owners. Otherwise I'm glad to do this one time sort. Thanks!
Justin - I'd love to become an administrator for Hunters. I'm not longer in the area but I'm active on MP and have a fair amount of information piled away in my brain about Hunters. I'd love to see more people on the public land climbs out there.
Hey Eric, I think MP's admins prefer to keep the admin structure as simple as possible, except for really massive individual climbing areas. Interested in being a PA co-admin? Heh.
I transferred ownership of the new areas I created to you. Have at it, and let me know how I can help.
By Rick Mix From: Nederland, Colorado Apr 21, 2012
Mojo @ Hunters was put up by Randy Burks circa '88 (or earlier) He and I added the sit sometime shortly after that. Come to think of it, we did quite a few routes that never got recorded, and thence renamed,regraded, etc. Don't really care too much about that, but I do care about guidebook authors just randomly making stuff up rather than doing WORK and RESEARCH before going to press. I know, that's crazy talk, but it would be nice to see effort put forth.
I'm gonna be heading up towards state college to pick up my organic crash pad I ordered. So I thought while I'm up there I might aswell make it a weekend trip and climb at hunters rocks. Anyone want to show me around while I'm up there? I'm not sure, but I think it will be a weekend in mid February. Thanks.