White Rock Acres Rock Climbing
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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).
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.
Climbing Season For the South Central PA area.
Weather station 6.9 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Bubba V3 6A PA
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Really fun offwidth roof crack.Start upside down with your legs above your head heel to toe camming, work your way out from under the roof following the crack to the top out. Pretty straight forward problem. If you use 100% traditional offwidth technique (knee locks, hand stacks, heel to toe camming, leavittation techniques, etc) it is harder than V3. If you use mostly offwidth technique but use some of the face holds it goes around +/- V3....[more] Browse More Classics in PA
This photo is from the road. You can clearly seeth...
By The Stoned Master
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 also high on a ridge (nice approach), great views, sunny, its public land and you can take the dog and family.
Jan 6, 2015
I've added new location information for the trailhead. The previous coordinates are in a nearby field to the north. The correct coordinates are 40.132005, -77.088240.
I concur that this is a good place to get away from people and practice techniques and skills. There is a nice undeveloped/unpopulated valley to the south with good views of the Cumberland Valley to the north.
The trailhead information sign incorrectly states that the rock is a narrow ridge of limestone; however, this is clearly Antietam Quartzite. This makes for jagged rock with sharp edges. A few of the just-okay bouldering problems are a bit scary because of knife edges below.
When you think that you have found the main wall, hike a little further and there is another relatively large wall with more options.