|GPS:||40.035, -79.543 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||truello on Nov 26, 2007 with 1 Suggestions|
|Admins:||SWPACC SWPACC, Justin Johnsen, William Sonoma, SCPC|
The cliff faces the north east and will receive morning sun. However due to the shade that exists for the majority of the day, snow can remain on this hillside for days after it melts elsewhere. It can be a good crag following a day of rain, thanks to the morning sun and great quality rock. The rock is sandstone and in great condition, as are the bolts and anchors.
A few trad lines exist, but if you want to climb some cracks this definitely is not the area. The route to the far left is listed as a trad route on Tim's page, but is now bolted. This was to increase traffic on the route in hopes of keeping the dirt/moss from returning, and it can still be led with gear.
Eclipse is the most obvious route on the main wall and goes at 5.6. It is where a lot of SWPA climbers led their first route. One of the recent additions to the area is Apartment 19 which is also a 5.6 on the lower side of The Cannabis Boulder. This is less committing than Eclipse and now the easiest climb at the area. Another classic moderate is Mosquito on the left part of the wall. The faint of heart can avoid the 10a bulge by escaping right on a separate 5.8 line of bolts. This is great for those in groups with varying skill levels.
Google Maps Directions
Park and walk up the road towards the east a short way until you see a wooded trail that crosses a stream on your right. This trail is just after a red house on your right (note: Tonsef adds that this house has been painted a different color, probably whitish blue?). Follow this logging path up the hill (past a few interesting but dirty boulders) and look for a stone cairn on your right. This marks the beginning of the trail straight up to the rocks.
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