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
V1- 5-
 6
Teedyuscung
Boulder
V1 5
 12
Ben Franklin
Boulder
V1 5
 4
Hips and nips
Boulder
V1-2 5
 8
Rich's Arete
Boulder
V2 5+ PG13
 5
Orion's Belt
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
The Squeaky Hinge
Boulder
V2 5+
 3
Limerence
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 7
Iron Cross
Boulder
V4-5 6B+ R
 3
Low pockets to dyno direct
Boulder
V5 6C
 5
Slap Happy
Boulder
V6 7A
 3
The Gaston Classic
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
The 5.7
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Unnnamed
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b V1 5
 4
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
Teedyuscung Wissahickon Val… > Council Rock
 6
V1- 5- Boulder
Ben Franklin Wissahickon Val… > Revolutionary Ridge B…
 12
V1 5 Boulder
Hips and nips Wissahickon Val… > Gorgas Creek Cave
 4
V1 5 Boulder
Rich's Arete Wissahickon Val… > Danger Dam
 8
V1-2 5 Boulder
Orion's Belt Kelly Drive Boulder
 5
V2 5+ PG13 Boulder
The Squeaky Hinge Wissahickon Val… > Funky Slab
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Limerence Wissahickon Val… > Rittenhouse Boulders
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
Iron Cross Wissahickon Val… > Danger Dam
 7
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Low pockets to dyno direct Kelly Drive Boulder
 3
V4-5 6B+ R Boulder
Slap Happy Wissahickon Val… > Torque Boulder (aka t…
 5
V5 6C Boulder
The Gaston Classic Wissahickon Val… > Danger Dam
 3
V6 7A Boulder
The 5.7 Wissahickon Val… > Livezey Rock > Main Rock
 19
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
Lammy Pi (a.k.a. the 5.10) Wissahickon Val… > Livezey Rock > Main Rock
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b V1 5 TR, Boulder
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