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The Library

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The Library 


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Location: 41.1482, -76.1448 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Justin Johnsen, The Stoned Master, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Jarred Cleerdin on Aug 7, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Urine Over Your Head

Description 

40 foot tall great climbing one of the last places to dry since it only gets 3 hours of direct sun



Getting There 

After crossing the bridge leading to Mocanaqua, park by the sewage treatment plant at the end of the road from the parking lot. If the plant is on your left walk back to your right over the train tracks past the gravel up through the woods you will go past Paradise and the Rambo wall. And as you keep walking will come to the top of the quarry walk down across and back up to find the Library .



Climbing Season


17 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',3],['5.9',2],['5.10',1],['5.11',4],['5.12',5],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Library:
Cornflake Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   Main Block, Back Side
Urine Over Your Head   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   Main Block, Front Side
Stairway to Heaven   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Rear Wall
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Thunderstud 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  PA : Mocanaqua (Shickshinny) : ... : Rear Wall
Some balancing skill takes you to the third bolt crux, can be done statically but a tricky dyno gets the job done. The climbing eases after the crux but is still sustained. Coerce your partner to lead it first to brush off the spider webs. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in PA

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By kenr
May 24, 2014

I think it will be helpful to divide the routes for the Library into three sections -- because it's a bit complicated. The main thing you see when approaching from Paradise is the large detached block. Then when you get there you discover a corridor behind the block, between the block and a "normal" non-detached cliff face. The corridor and the two main faces of the block all run roughly SSW to NNE. The widest and easiest entrance to the corridor is on its NNE end.
So it makes sense to have these three sections:

  • Frontside (? or Outside?) : the west side of the detached block (visible on the approach from Paradise, away from the corridor. This section would include some climbs which are on the north end of the detached block (because they're on the west side of the widest entrance to the corridor). - . (includes Darling Dainty Feet, Nuclear Arms, Urine Over Your Head, Tales from the Crimpt)

  • Backside : the east side of the detached block (which is the west wall of the corridor). - . (includes Book of Four Words, Easy Day for a Layback, Lavwelle Latte, Flamer, Brass Monkey, Grey Face, Cornflake Crack, Warmup Route)


  • Rear Wall : the east wall of the corridor (not on the detached block at all). - . (includes Pine Line, K B, Stairway to Heaven, Thunderstud/Thunderbolt)

By Justin Johnsen
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
May 30, 2014

Ken, done. I shuffled these into three new areas, and assigned them to you as owner!

I used the name "Main Block" from the Holzman guide book. Other than that, I followed your suggestions.