Smiley Area Rock Climbing
Tainiko Lowman sending Smiley Face. November 2013.
Although dominated by its namesake Smiley Face (V4), the area packs in a surprising number of other great problems including Light Your Mind (V3), Left Bookend (V3), Nose Picker (V4), Multiple Personalities (V6) and the ultra-hard Tonys Roof (V10). The grades in the area pretty much start at V3 so come ready to crank.
Take the trail beside the nature center into the forest. At first three-way trail junction go Right. At second three-way junction go Left and watch for an obvious access trail on Right. Take access trail into forest pass 45 area to the large (and well chalked) Smiley boulder.
An alternative approach is to enter the area from the white blaze trail. Look for access trail on left side of trail as you head into the forest. Access trail with double back and head uphill entering just below the Smiley boulder.
Climbing Season For the Mount Gretna area.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Smiley Area
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The Outlier V6 7A PA
: South Central PA
: ... : Smiley Area
Sit start matched on a obvious jug and pick some feet. Pull on and cross right hand to a sloper crimp, then work your way left to the arete. Figure out how to reach the crimp way out left from the mediocre holds of the arete. Once established on the crimp toss up and top out on jugs....[more] Browse More Classics in PA