Ohiopyle State Park Climbing
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Located along the Youghiogheny River in the Laurel Highlands region of Southwestern PA, this State Park, primarily a whitewater town, is now also known as a climbing and bouldering destination.
Several sport crags are situated along the Yough River Trail, some reaching upwards of 100' in length, easily approachable by bicycling down the rails-to-trail approximately 4 miles. Steep sport climbing is the norm, and as an added bonus, when the pump gets you, you can cool off by heading over the hillside to jump in the river. Also a great spot to hit in the winter as the crags get a great deal of sun.
Boulders can be found throughout the park, but the highest concentrations of developed problems are located at the Pyle (Falls City Pub Boulders), a somewhat gritty textured but excellent boulderfield along the Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail, and at the Proving Grounds, a small remote cluster containing some of the most epic highball kinglines on perhaps the finest stone in Southwestern PA.
Bat Conservation - How You Can Help
See a Bat on a Route, Give Us a Shout!
SWPACC is working with Rob Schorr at Colorado State University to help him spread the word about his bat research. 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Ohiopyle State Park
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