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White Rock Acres 


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Submitted By: The Stoned Master on May 20, 2013
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Description 

White Rock Acres is never crowded, has solid rock and is on the Appalachian Trail corridor. Definitly a top-rope or very cruiser traditional leader spot (cruiser = easy 5th class trad leading is abundant). Antietam Quartzite (similar to Pond Bank, Seneca and the Gunks in some spots)

The Main Wall is 60ft in height with a handful of different route opportunities (mix and match). Some of the Main Wall is almost vertical with most less than vertical and broken up by some ledges (these ledges = great gear placement opportunities for the rookie trad leader)

Great spot to get away and practice anchors, rappeling, placing gear, etc. Never any crowds so its nice to practice out of the way and not be bothered or bother others (I enjoy the seclusion at least).


Getting There 

Just South of Boiling Springs, PA; the trailhead (marked with blue blazes) is just inside the "White Rock Acres" development.

In Boiling Springs cross over the 174, turn right onto Old Stonehouse Road and this will cross RR tracks and will then take a 90 deg turn left (take the turn left). Follow for a minute or two and you'll come upon Kuhn Rd (there will be fields on your left and right and a stream just ahead). Turn right onto Kuhn and up on your right very shortly (seconds) the blue blazed trailhead will be there. Pull over in one of the obvious pull offs.


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Featured Route For White Rock Acres
The smooth spot JUST past that crack (closest to you) is where one of the cruxes is.

Main Wall Traverse V0-1 4+  PA : White Rock Acres : Main Wall

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This place has mostly low 5th class routes but does have a handful of quality boulder routes like this one.
This place has mostly low 5th class routes but doe...
Look for this sign when seeking the trailhead. The blue blazed trail leads to the rock. +/-10 min hike uphill.
Look for this sign when seeking the trailhead. The...
One of the funnest routes on the Main Wall. This is far left on the Main Wall. Pull the unintimidating overhang and follow that crack up.
One of the funnest routes on the Main Wall. This i...
Topher doing some Main Wall traversing.
Topher doing some Main Wall traversing.
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By The Stoned Master
From: Millerstown, PA
May 20, 2013

If you want to practice self rescue, anchors, rappeling, belaying, ascending a rope, etc this is the place to do it! Its high on a ridge (nice approach), great views, sunny but not terrible (South facing yes but plenty of trees for shade), its public land, you can take the dog (if your dog isn't very nice its ok because the chances of you running into someone else climbing is slim, but possible) and family.

Albeit this isn't an area with massive potential to be a badass "push your limits" spot, as a Central PA climber EVERY little bit of rock on public land needs to be known about so we Central PA climbers have options for training for bigger out-of-state objectives.

Worth your time if you are looking to learn/refine some skills. If you want to push your self or just want something harder than easy 5th class go to Shaffers, Pond Bank, Safe Harbor, Boxcar, Chickies or one of the amazing bouldering areas around.

By The Stoned Master
From: Millerstown, PA
Sep 6, 2013

Check out the White Rock to Whiskey traverse. +/- 10 miles roundtrip (car to car) and a fun way to work on endurance + cardio + technique.

Can be done solo with no equipment safely!

where else can you get so much endurance and technique "training" without the gear or a partner here in Central, PA?

Like traverses? cant find a partner? Dont want a partner but want to climb alot? check out the two main traverses here + the Toxic Traverse at Pond Bank, PA!