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The Library Rock Climbing 

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

Getting There 

In Mocanaqua near the bridge, park by the sewage treatment plant at the end of the road. From the parking lot, with the plant on your left, walk back to your right over the train tracks past the gravel. Take the 4WD path to the right, and keep to the right, passing Paradise and the Rambo wall on your left.

Go straight across the quarry (no not keep left by the cliff band) until you reach the Library.

Climbing Season

For the Mocanaqua (Shickshinny) area.

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Library

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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
Brass Monkey   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Main Block, Back Side
Grey Face   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Main Block, Back Side
Stairway to Heaven   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Rear Wall
Flamer   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   Main Block, Back Side
Thunderstud   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 40'   Rear Wall
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unnamed 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : ... : Main Block, Front Side
A good route for library standards. The rock is solid but a little lichen covered on the last third of the route. The crux is a hard pull up high but the balancey second clip may deter some. ...[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
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.

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