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Shared By: Frank T on Apr 4, 2009
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The dam area sits at the bottom of the Prettyboy watershed area where it turns into Gunpowder State Park (of which there is climbing). This area is home to some of the wildest rock, and has a history of climbing.

The areas main wall is split into an upper and lower wall. Of which the lower wall appears to have been left for the hardcore climbers, as it's a bit overhung and smooth. The die-hard aid climber would find this lower section heaven. RURP's come to mind. I am unaware if anyone has ever tried climbing this lower wall.

As for the upper section, one route I know exist, signs of past climbing, in the form of old bolts that go up to and over an overhang.
I would be interested to know the history behind the bolted route. So if any one knows a route name, ratting, FA party, and other interesting tidbits, please chime in.
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There is a couple wicked boulder problems on the river on the side of the dam with the stairs. Very dirty and some loose snowflake crimps of what I think is called mica. But I think it has some real potential. I'm not much of a boulder but I grew up close by and know the area very well. One of the cliffs is where my dad taught me to rappel when I was a kid. If there are any pad rats out there who are interested, I would love to see this place get a little TLC. The north side of the river on falls rd, (next bridge down from the dam, if your from the area it's not the falls rd your thinking of so use your GPS) I think has the best potential though. Who knows though, maybe it's all just crap rock. 4 days ago

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