Elevation: 316 ft
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Shared By: Tom Stryker on Feb 17, 2012
Admins: Justin Johnsen, William Sonoma, SCPC

Description

I contacted a friend who co-authored an old Stover guide with me, and he did have our Edge notes, and graciously organized and mailed them to me. There are 32 trad routes that were led ground up on gear and a few pins. Mel Hamel, Tom Moffatt and I ( Tom Stryker ), had our run of the place, and climbed the lines we could with the gear we had at the time.

As far as property, it was always my understanding that it was a part of the Bucks County park, but we sometimes had issues with parking on Cafferty Road, which was private.

The original sequence numbers will be a little difficult to use as we always approached from the downstream end (climber's right), but the upstream end (climber's left) is used now.

Only four climbs had fixed gear at the time, between 1981 and 1983, two each in the area behind the Great Wall, one pin on Fruition and one on Thunder Road. In some cases small cams which were not available at the time may allow ascents of climbs where the pitons disappeared, but use some care, particularly on the Rotwand, as we were in deck territory every time we went out the the nose to work on getting some gear.

As I understand it, some routes have been bolted on the Great Wall. The most common center route on this wall has been led on gear at 5.8 X. We did some other routes that were pretty bold, and I am concerned these would get bolted unknowingly. If you are planning to bolt more routes there I would appreciate any opportunity to fill you in on existing trad routes there.

For official non climbing type information, see the Bucks County Parks and Recreation department's Tohickon Valley Park page for information on paid camping in the park, along with hiking, mountain biking, kayaking and swimming.

Buttresses and routes, from upstream to downstream.

Rotwand

Great Wall

Leaning Pillar

Buttress 8

Buttress 7

Buttress 6

Central Buttress (Buttress 5)

Buttress 4 is short and has no routes.

Buttress 3

Fruition Buttress (Buttress 2)

Buttress 1

Getting There

I believe the best way to access the Edge is by parking at the Tohickon Valley Park lot. Go downstream from the pool. Initially you will pass a smaller gray cliff we did a few short routes on, then the Edge proper.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Edge

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5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
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The Great Wall (center - aka the…
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Great Wall Left
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5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Great Wall Left
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
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