Elevation: 868 ft
GPS: 40.238, -76.459 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Greg Sudlow on Apr 28, 2010 · Updates
Admins: SCPC, SWPACC, EPAC, Justin Johnsen

Description

Mount Gretna offers excellent bouldering inside Governor Dick’s Nature Preserve. Composed of groups of diabase boulders strewn throughout a dense forest, the area can be tricky to navigate without a guide or guidebook but once mastered it takes just minutes to reach the nearest boulders. A great place to train and run bouldering circuits. Fall and spring are the best times to visit. Summer greets you with humidity, deer ticks, flies and dense underbrush.

Check the Governor Dick Bouldering on Facebook for the latest.

Getting There

From the PA Turnpike take Exit 266 (Lebanon/Lancaster) and turn Right after toll booths onto PA 72 (Lebanon Road). Travel approximately 2 miles then turn Right onto Cider Press Road. Continue to Stop sign and turn Right onto Pinch Road. Follow Pinch Road into nature preserve and park at Clarence Schock education center on Right just after State Game Lands sign.

Access

The local Access Fund org is the Governor Dick Bouldering Committee - FB link.

Bat Conservation | How You Can Help

See a Bat on a Route, Give Us a Shout! 

Hey climbers, one of our SCPC members is working with Rob Schorr at Colorado State 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.

So, if you see bats while climbing, please let us know by emailing us at climbersforbats@colostate.edu, or visiting our website to learn more. climbersforbats.colostate.edu."

Thank You!
Rob Schorr

Zoologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program (warnercnr.colostate.edu/rschorr/)
Director, Climbers for Bat Conservation
Robert.schorr@colostate.edu

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Classic Climbing Routes at Governor Dick Park (aka Mount Gretna)

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V0 4
 43
Serenity Crack
Boulder
V1-2 5
 53
Poison Ivy
Boulder
V2 5+
 53
Jenn Savage
Boulder
V2 5+
 34
Overlord
Boulder
V3 6A
 51
Porcelain
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 49
Help Meat
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 38
The Original Route
Boulder
V4 6B
 66
Smiley Face
Boulder
V4 6B
 48
Fabulous
Boulder
V4 6B
 51
Body Snap
Boulder
V5 6C
 35
IT
Boulder
V5 6C
 56
Colflesh Direct
Boulder
V5 6C
 39
Reunion
Boulder
V6 7A
 27
Year of the Dragon
Boulder
V6 7A
 25
Body Snap Sit
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Serenity Crack Prow Area
 43
V0 4 Boulder
Poison Ivy Colflesh Area > Colflesh Boulder
 53
V1-2 5 Boulder
Jenn Savage Colflesh Area > Colflesh Boulder
 53
V2 5+ Boulder
Overlord Shamu Area > Wave Boulders
 34
V2 5+ Boulder
Porcelain Matrix Area > Upper Matrix
 51
V3 6A Boulder
Help Meat Shamu Area > Box Boulders
 49
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
The Original Route Highball Area > Highball
 38
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Smiley Face Smiley Area > Smiley Boulder
 66
V4 6B Boulder
Fabulous 45 Area > 45 Degree Boulder
 48
V4 6B Boulder
Body Snap Colflesh Area > Body Snap
 51
V4 6B Boulder
IT Prow Area
 35
V5 6C Boulder
Colflesh Direct Colflesh Area > Colflesh Boulder
 56
V5 6C Boulder
Reunion Matrix Area > Upper Matrix
 39
V5 6C Boulder
Year of the Dragon Matrix Area > Year of the Dragon
 27
V6 7A Boulder
Body Snap Sit Colflesh Area > Body Snap
 25
V6 7A Boulder
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