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Elevation: 1,232 ft
GPS: 39.86593, -77.52477
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Pond Bank includes two main areas, Brown Rocks and White Rocks.

Brown Rocks is a beautiful outcrop of brown Antietam Quartzite rock facing northwest into the Cumberland valley. The crags are located on the northwest side of the Monalto Mountain, part of the Appalachian Mountains in Franklin County PA. This formation can be seen off to the right or south of White Rocks.

Climbs at Brown Rocks are predominately single pitches, and as high as 45 feet. All the climbs are traditionally (Trad) protected. It is also an excellent top rope area as well.

White Rocks is a beautiful outcrop of white quartzite (Antietam Formation, Early Cambrian age) on the west face of the Rocky Mountain facing west into the Cumberland valley, in Franklin County Pennsylvania.

Climbs at White Rocks are predominately single pitches, and as high as 125 feet on the major Pillars. There are a couple mixed routes, but the bulk of the climbs are traditionally (Trad) protected.

Getting There Suggest change

From the north:From US 30, turn south onto PA 997 to Pond Bank (approx. 2.2 miles).

From the south:From PA 16, square in Waynesboro, PA, turn north onto PA 997 towards Mont Alto. Follow PA 997 to Pond Bank.

At the intersection of PA 997 and White Rock Road turn right (from the south) or left (from the north) towards the mountain. Go straight toward the mountain entering Michaux State Forest. 

Parking Update:  New parking lot for about six vehicles finished!  New trail roughed in opposite parking lot.  Follow SCPCLIMBERS on instagram for updates on trail days!

Bat Conservation | How You Can Help

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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

91 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Pond Bank

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 18
Classic Corner
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 54
Jim's Throne
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 17
Patriot Act
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 14
MeatHead
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 22
Calvin Corner
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 29
Super Crack aka Wise Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
Thin Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
Mister Gut Wrench
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Big Mama
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 25
Surf The Boogie
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 23
Glen’s Roof aka Linda Screams
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Angulation
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 12
Nasty Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Pigs in Space
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Eves Rib
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Classic Corner White Rocks > 11 - Jim's Wall
 18
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad
Jim's Throne White Rocks > 11 - Jim's Wall
 54
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Patriot Act White Rocks > 9 - Calvin's Slabs
 17
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
MeatHead White Rocks > 7 - Zorro Was Here Area
 14
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Calvin Corner White Rocks > 9 - Calvin's Slabs
 22
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Super Crack aka Wise Crack White Rocks > 12 - Angulation Wall
 29
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Thin Crack White Rocks > 11 - Jim's Wall
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Mister Gut Wrench White Rocks > 10 - Pillar 2
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Big Mama Brown Rocks > Brown Rocks Main Wall
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Surf The Boogie White Rocks > 12 - Angulation Wall
 25
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Glen’s Roof aka Linda Scre… White Rocks > 13 - Glen's Roof Wall
 23
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Angulation White Rocks > 12 - Angulation Wall
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Nasty Crack White Rocks > 11 - Jim's Wall
 12
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Pigs in Space White Rocks > 8 - Coroner's Area
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Eves Rib White Rocks > 13 - Glen's Roof Wall
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
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