Elevation: 971 ft
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Shared By: stredna on Aug 31, 2009
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp, SCPC
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Access Issue: Avoid private land on approach to public areas Details


Hunter's Rocks is mostly on state game lands area, and partly in Rocky Ridge Natural Area. A small, closed section is on private land, so respect this and help preserve access to the public areas.

When you see the first boulders at the top of the trail, the private section is down a small trail to the left. The public section is everything to the right and along the ridge.

This area has seen active development since the 1950's. While many original route names and first ascents are lost to history, whatever you call it, there is ample excellent bouldering at Hunter's Rocks.

Eric Heiden shared an excellent Google Maps guide of the area:
Google Maps guide

Getting There

The coordinates here will get you driving directions to the main parking lot on Frew Road.

Since you will approach on or near Pennsylvania State Game lands, be sure to wear orange when it's hunting season.

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Jeremiah Johnson
Contoocook, NH
Jeremiah Johnson   Contoocook, NH
Link to directions here. Aug 7, 2010
Eric Heiden
Derry, NH
Eric Heiden   Derry, NH
I'd like to populate this guide with the climbs on Public land (Mojo is on private property). To do this I'd appreciate if the admins could create 3 subsections: the main area (standard american accent and surrounding boulders), the power cut, and a small area I did some developing in, further northeast up the ridgeline - dubbed "The Oaks."

I'd be happy to do the work if someone could make me an admin for the area.

For the meantime here is my google-maps guide of the area:
Google Maps guide Dec 5, 2011
Justin Johnsen
Sacramento, CA
Justin Johnsen   Sacramento, CA  
Hey Eric, thanks for writing up these routes! I'll divide them up as you asked when I get to a desktop PC (off in phone limbo now). If you want to be an admin permanently let me know, and I'll pass it on to the site owners. Otherwise I'm glad to do this one time sort. Thanks! Dec 6, 2011
Eric Heiden
Derry, NH
Eric Heiden   Derry, NH
Justin - I'd love to become an administrator for Hunters. I'm not longer in the area but I'm active on MP and have a fair amount of information piled away in my brain about Hunters. I'd love to see more people on the public land climbs out there. Dec 22, 2011
Justin Johnsen
Sacramento, CA
Justin Johnsen   Sacramento, CA  
Hey Eric, I think MP's admins prefer to keep the admin structure as simple as possible, except for really massive individual climbing areas. Interested in being a PA co-admin? Heh.

I transferred ownership of the new areas I created to you. Have at it, and let me know how I can help. Jan 26, 2012
Nedsterdam, Colorado
Rogerlarock   Nedsterdam, Colorado
Mojo @ Hunters was put up by Randy Burks circa '88 (or earlier)
He and I added the sit sometime shortly after that. Come to think of it, we did quite a few routes that never got recorded, and thence renamed,regraded, etc. Don't really care too much about that, but I do care about guidebook authors just randomly making stuff up rather than doing WORK and RESEARCH before going to press. I know, that's crazy talk, but it would be nice to see effort put forth.

Sorry 'bout the rant.

Rick Mix Apr 21, 2012
Bodie Mccosby
Evans City, Pennsylvania
Bodie Mccosby   Evans City, Pennsylvania
I'm gonna be heading up towards state college to pick up my organic crash pad I ordered. So I thought while I'm up there I might aswell make it a weekend trip and climb at hunters rocks. Anyone want to show me around while I'm up there? I'm not sure, but I think it will be a weekend in mid February. Thanks. Jan 5, 2014
I'm going to be in the area but I cannot travel with a crash pad. Is there anywhere nearby where one can rent a pad? Jun 30, 2014
Our Lock Haven Club will be here this weekend! :D Sep 21, 2016
Ian Fenimore you may want to make your own site... looks like a lot of things aren't listed like petunia v4, the good times boulder dyno, sunset boulder, knob gobblin (eric harrison), inverted cripples and the powerband extension... and on and on.... Jul 13, 2017