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Routes in Special Spot

Decathlon T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Javelin, The S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Opening Ceremonies T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Semi-Final T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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Description

The Special Spot is a sunny crag home to a half-dozen routes, almost exclusively 5.9 and 5.10. Most of these climbs need supplemental gear, and some require two ropes for descent. The are some very unique and enjoyable lines here, including The Javelin, the climb which graces the cover of the Kramar guidebook.

Getting There

From Clem's Holler, hike left along the sometimes primitive trail, continuing past Retardent rock. About 40 minutes from the car, and 15-20 minutes from Clem's Holler.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Special Spot

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Opening Ceremonies
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 23
The Javelin
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Opening Ceremonies
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
The Javelin
 23
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
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Chris Duca
Downingtown, PA
Chris Duca   Downingtown, PA
Be advised: The trail up to the Special Spot is in pretty dire straights. Also, the amount of erosion is making some parts of the cliff base hazardous. Please consider keeping group numbers low. Jul 6, 2008

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