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 with improvements by Mervin Choun
Admins: Justin Johnsen, William Sonoma, SCPC

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.

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 36
Serenity Crack
Boulder
V1+ 5
 43
Poison Ivy
Boulder
V2 5+
 44
Jenn Savage
Boulder
V2 5+
 25
Overlord
Boulder
V3 6A
 41
Porcelain
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 46
Help Meat
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 29
The Original Route
Boulder
V4 6B
 56
Smiley Face
Boulder
V4 6B
 44
Fabulous
Boulder
V4 6B
 44
Body Snap
Boulder
V5 6C
 35
Needle to the Vein
Boulder
V5 6C
 51
Colflesh Direct
Boulder
V5 6C
 37
Reunion
Boulder
V6 7A
 24
Year of the Dragon
Boulder
V7-8 7B
 17
Islander
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Serenity Crack Prow Area
 36
V0 4 Boulder
Poison Ivy Colflesh Area > Colflesh Boulder
 43
V1+ 5 Boulder
Jenn Savage Colflesh Area > Colflesh Boulder
 44
V2 5+ Boulder
Overlord Shamu Area > Wave Boulders
 25
V2 5+ Boulder
Porcelain Matrix Area > Upper Matrix
 41
V3 6A Boulder
Help Meat Shamu Area > Box Boulders
 46
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
The Original Route Highball Area > Highball
 29
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Smiley Face Smiley Area > Smiley Boulder
 56
V4 6B Boulder
Fabulous 45 Area > 45 Degree Boulder
 44
V4 6B Boulder
Body Snap Colflesh Area > Body Snap
 44
V4 6B Boulder
Needle to the Vein Matrix Area > Upper Matrix
 35
V5 6C Boulder
Colflesh Direct Colflesh Area > Colflesh Boulder
 51
V5 6C Boulder
Reunion Matrix Area > Upper Matrix
 37
V5 6C Boulder
Year of the Dragon Matrix Area > Year of the Dragon
 24
V6 7A Boulder
Islander Prow Area
 17
V7-8 7B Boulder
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