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Philadelphia Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.9527, -75.1633 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Climbing in Philadelphia - the City of Brotherly Love, and of Jackass - and its suburbs. Most things that get climbed in the city are boulders, with a few scattered places to climb sport or toprope.

Areas include Pennypack Park, the Schuylkill River Trail, Swedish Cabin, Wissahickon Valley Park, and the odd bolted bridge or dam.

Climbers from Philly can find a few worthwhile crags within an hour's drive. For trad and toprope, High Rocks at Ralph Stover State Park offers the most choices. Many sport routes can be had at Birdsboro Quarry. Hundreds of boulder problems on quality quartzite can be found at Haycock Mountain.

Getting There 

Various location in the city of Philadelphia.

Climbing Season

For the Southeastern Lowlands area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

27 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',4],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',6],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Philadelphia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Philadelphia:
The Seven   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
Zig Zag   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
Unnnamed   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 20'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
The Eight   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
Directissima   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
The Nine   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
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Featured Route For Philadelphia
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Unnnamed 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  PA : Southeastern Lowlands : ... : Livezey Rock
Start on "anchor 1," the bolt and tree combo on steep, shorter left side of the rock.Jug haul up the arete to the top.Route has been used for decades but is unnamed. My guess is 5.6 or 5.7. Big holds, straightforward, but steep and occasionally committing.Starting further left gives an easier start.Keeping just left of the arete gives a harder start.Eliminating holds yields tougher variations. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in PA

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