Elevation: 868 ft
GPS: 40.23758, -76.45891
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Shared By: Greg Sudlow on Apr 28, 2010 · Updates
Admins: Justin Johnsen, SCPC, SWPACC, EPAC

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
 50
Tackle Box
Boulder
V1-2 5
 57
Poison Ivy
Boulder
V2 5+
 65
Jenn Savage
Boulder
V2 5+
 41
Overlord
Boulder
V3 6A
 59
Porcelain
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 60
Help Meat
Boulder
V4- 6B
 48
The Original Route
Boulder
V4 6B
 89
Smiley Face
Boulder
V4 6B
 59
Fabulous
Boulder
V4 6B
 66
Body Snap
Boulder
V5 6C
 47
IT
Boulder
V5 6C
 65
Colflesh Direct
Boulder
V5 6C
 49
Reunion
Boulder
V6 7A
 31
Year of the Dragon
Boulder
V6 7A
 28
Body Snap Sit
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tackle Box Prow Area
 50
V0 4 Boulder
Poison Ivy Colflesh Area > Colflesh Boulder
 57
V1-2 5 Boulder
Jenn Savage Colflesh Area > Colflesh Boulder
 65
V2 5+ Boulder
Overlord Shamu Area > Wave Boulders
 41
V2 5+ Boulder
Porcelain Matrix Area > Upper Matrix
 59
V3 6A Boulder
Help Meat Shamu Area > Box Boulders
 60
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
The Original Route Highball Area > Highball
 48
V4- 6B Boulder
Smiley Face Smiley Area > Smiley Boulder
 89
V4 6B Boulder
Fabulous 45 Area > 45 Degree Boulder
 59
V4 6B Boulder
Body Snap Colflesh Area > Body Snap
 66
V4 6B Boulder
IT Prow Area
 47
V5 6C Boulder
Colflesh Direct Colflesh Area > Colflesh Boulder
 65
V5 6C Boulder
Reunion Matrix Area > Upper Matrix
 49
V5 6C Boulder
Year of the Dragon Matrix Area > Year of the Dragon
 31
V6 7A Boulder
Body Snap Sit Colflesh Area > Body Snap
 28
V6 7A Boulder
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