Elevation: 48 ft
GPS: 39.953, -75.163 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

Climbing in Philadelphia - the City of Brotherly Love, and of Jackass - and its suburbs. Most things that get climbed in the city are boulders, with a few scattered places to climb sport or toprope.

Areas include Pennypack Park, the Schuylkill River Trail, Swedish Cabin, Wissahickon Valley Park, and the odd bolted bridge or dam.

Climbers from Philly can find a few worthwhile crags within an hour's drive. For trad and toprope, High Rocks at Ralph Stover State Park offers the most choices. Many sport routes can be had at Birdsboro Quarry. Hundreds of boulder problems on quality quartzite can be found at Haycock Mountain.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Philly

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 5
Up schist creek
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 5
The Rainbow
Boulder
V1- 5-
 3
Teedyuscung
Boulder
V1 5
 11
Ben Franklin
Boulder
V1 5
 4
Hips and nips
Boulder
V1-2 5
 7
Rich's Arete
Boulder
V2 5+ PG13
 5
Orion's Belt
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 5
Dirty Dishes Variation
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Zig Zag
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 18
The 5.7
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Unnnamed
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Directissima
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
The 5.9 (a.k.a. New Frontier)
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Great Society
TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V3 6A
 3
Lammy Pi (a.k.a. the 5.10)
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Up schist creek Wissahickon Val… > Gorgas Creek Cave
 5
V0 4 Boulder
The Rainbow Wissahickon Val… > Danger Dam
 5
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Teedyuscung Wissahickon Val… > Council Rock
 3
V1- 5- Boulder
Ben Franklin Wissahickon Val… > Revolutionary Ridge B…
 11
V1 5 Boulder
Hips and nips Wissahickon Val… > Gorgas Creek Cave
 4
V1 5 Boulder
Rich's Arete Wissahickon Val… > Danger Dam
 7
V1-2 5 Boulder
Orion's Belt Kelly Drive Boulder
 5
V2 5+ PG13 Boulder
Dirty Dishes Variation Wissahickon Val… > Revolutionary Ridge B…
 5
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Zig Zag Wissahickon Val… > Livezey Rock > Main Rock
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The 5.7 Wissahickon Val… > Livezey Rock > Main Rock
 18
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Unnnamed Wissahickon Val… > Livezey Rock > Main Rock
 10
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Directissima Wissahickon Val… > Livezey Rock > Main Rock
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
The 5.9 (a.k.a. New Frontier) Wissahickon Val… > Livezey Rock > Main Rock
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Great Society Wissahickon Val… > Livezey Rock > Main Rock
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Lammy Pi (a.k.a. the 5.10) Wissahickon Val… > Livezey Rock > Main Rock
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a V3 6A TR, Boulder
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