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Elevation: 1,155 ft 352 m
GPS: 40.9578, -80.1688
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Shared By: Eric Sorenson on Nov 5, 2007
Admins: Justin Johnsen, SCPC, SWPACC, EPAC

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A small state park in western PA that is more famous for its old buildings and covered bridges than the rock climbing. The climbing is mostly top-roped or bouldered. Some cliffs have bolt anchors other times trees are slung for anchors. The rock is typical sandstone found in the region, similar to T-Wall, but shorter and without as many cracks. Apparently people like to go "sport rappelling" there too.

Rock climbing or rappelling is prohibited on rocks along any road inside the park.

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From Pittsburgh take I-279 north and merge onto I-79 north. Take the PA-488 exit (exit 96) toward Portersville/Prospect. Turn left over the freeway and follow signs to the park. You can get a handy trail map that has the climbing areas marked at the park Maintenance Office.

Bat Conservation | How You Can Help

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See a Bat on a Route, Give Us a Shout! 

Hey McConnells Mills climbers, Ken Hull here with South Central PA Climbers (SCPC). I’m working with Rob Schorr at Colorado State University to help him spread the word about his bat research here in PA. Here’s a message from him about this important work and how, we as climbers, can help.

"Climbers for Bat Conservation is working with climbers to understand bat ecology and why bats choose certain cracks and flakes. We’re a collaboration between climbers, bat biologists, and land managers to understand where bats roost and where large populations may reside. We are interested in finding bats because of a new disease called white-nose syndrome (whitenosesyndrome.org) which has killed millions of bats in North America. This collaboration has identified bat roosts throughout the U.S., and as far away as Norway and Bulgaria. CBC was developed by biologists who climb and they are advocates for climbing access and bat conservation.

So, if you see bats while climbing, please let us know by emailing us at climbersforbats@colostate.edu, or visiting our website to learn more. climbersforbats.colostate.edu."

Thank You!
Rob Schorr

Zoologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program (warnercnr.colostate.edu/rschorr/)
Director, Climbers for Bat Conservation
Robert.schorr@colostate.edu

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Classic Climbing Routes at McConnells Mill State Park

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V0- 4-
 16
Center Route
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 21
Ross' Boulder
Boulder
V0+ 4+ PG13
 14
Sweet Dreams
Boulder
V2 5+
 13
Sit Start
Boulder
V3 6A
 12
Middle Edge
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 23
Beginners' Face
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 30
You Name It
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
Frosted Flake
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 18
The Arete
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0- 4-
 16
Five Finger Arete
Trad, TR, Boulder
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 17
Sunshine
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Laid Back
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Mission Impossible
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Temptation
TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 8
Mini Ovest aka Peter Pan
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Center Route Rim Rd Climbing… > Ross Boulder
 16
V0- 4- Boulder
Ross' Boulder Rim Rd Climbing… > Ross Boulder
 21
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Sweet Dreams Rim Rd Climbing… > Birthday Boulder
 14
V0+ 4+ PG13 Boulder
Sit Start Rim Rd Climbing… > Ross Boulder
 13
V2 5+ Boulder
Middle Edge Rim Rd Climbing… > Birthday Boulder
 12
V3 6A Boulder
Beginners' Face Rim Rd Climbing… > Beginners' Face
 23
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
You Name It Rim Rd Climbing… > Ship's Prow
 30
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Frosted Flake Breakneck Bridge
 12
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Arete Rim Rd Climbing… > Island Block
 18
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c TR
Five Finger Arete Rim Rd Climbing… > Five Finger Block
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0- 4- Trad, TR, Boulder
Sunshine Rim Rd Climbing… > Sunshine Wall
 17
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Laid Back Rim Rd Climbing… > Rappel Rock
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Mission Impossible Rim Rd Climbing… > Island Block
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Temptation Rim Rd Climbing… > Island Block
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Mini Ovest aka Peter Pan Rim Rd Climbing… > Ship's Prow
 8
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
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