Elevation: 1,155 ft
GPS: 40.958, -80.169 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: outdooreric on Nov 5, 2007
Admins: Justin Johnsen, William Sonoma, SCPC

Description

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.

Getting There

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at McConnells Mill State Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 9
Center Route
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 16
Ross' Boulder
Boulder
V0+ 4+ PG13
 10
Cakewalk
Boulder
V2 5+
 8
Sit Start
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 16
You Name It
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
The Arete
TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Frosted Flake
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 11
Five Finger Arete
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 14
Sunshine
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Laid Back
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Mission Impossible
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Variation: Tinker Bell
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Temptation
TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 5
Mini Ovest aka Peter Pan
TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a V3+ 6A+ PG13
 3
Playing with a Full Deck
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Center Route Rim Rd Climbing… > Ross Boulder
 9
V-easy 3 Boulder
Ross' Boulder Rim Rd Climbing… > Ross Boulder
 16
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Cakewalk Rim Rd Climbing… > Birthday Boulder
 10
V0+ 4+ PG13 Boulder
Sit Start Rim Rd Climbing… > Ross Boulder
 8
V2 5+ Boulder
You Name It Rim Rd Climbing… > Ship's Prow
 16
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
The Arete Rim Rd Climbing… > Island Block
 14
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Frosted Flake Breakneck Bridge
 9
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Five Finger Arete Rim Rd Climbing… > Five Finger Block
 11
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Sunshine Rim Rd Climbing… > Sunshine Wall
 14
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Laid Back Rim Rd Climbing… > Rappel Rock
 15
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
Variation: Tinker Bell Rim Rd Climbing… > Ship's Prow
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Temptation Rim Rd Climbing… > Island Block
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Mini Ovest aka Peter Pan Rim Rd Climbing… > Ship's Prow
 5
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a TR
Playing with a Full Deck Rim Rd Climbing… > Casino Boulder
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a V3+ 6A+ PG13 TR, Boulder
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