Elevation: 2,200 ft
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Shared By: Pete Baertsch on Jun 29, 2012
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Description

Coll's Cove is a SWPA gem! Nestled beneath a mediocre cliff line exists hundreds of boulder problems on fine-grained "pa gritstone". With classics ranging from V0 to V10, and projects that will go in the double digits, Coll's has alot to offer. It is located on PA State Game Lands, and climbing is currently allowed. Please respect popular hunting seasons.

Keep in mind that listed here is only a handfull of the absolute classics, you are only seeing a small fraction of what is really here. You just have to come see for yourself!

Getting There

Follow GPS Coordinates to the entrance road on your left marked with a green gate and no parking sign, then continue another 50 yards and pull into the driveway on your left. Park in the yard to your left, then walk back to the green gated road. Walk about a 1/4 mile down this gas line access road. When the road splits to the right, look left for the obvious logging trail. This will lead you into the main area.

In exchange for parking in this yard, we pay 5$ to the owners (not the folks renting the house located on the property). You pay back in town (preferably on your way in) at the house at the corner of Cow Rock Rd and Furnace Hill Rd (106 Cow Rock Rd). You'll see the red box on the wall. If you are approached by someone at the lot asking for the money in hand, you should tell them that the Smalley family has directed everyone to pay in town. (The Smalley's may occasionally swing through to ask if folks have paid--they will not try to collect the money directly though: they'll direct you to pay at the box in town.) If you run into issues, please contact Jimmie Ann Smalley at (724) 277-4889 or (724) 963-8497: she lives close by. Please also contact SWPACC to let us know what happened. Thank you for helping us to maintain a good relationship with the land owners.

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Pete Baertsch
Connellsville, PA
Pete Baertsch   Connellsville, PA
I'm releasing the pre-guide to the general public! It features some of the best lines and areas at Coll's Cove, but there is much much more. The full official guide is still being produced due to continued development, and (pending some access issues) will be available soon. Please feel free to contact me if you want any more information.

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Coll's Cove pre-guide v1.9 Oct 23, 2012
Pete Baertsch
Connellsville, PA
Pete Baertsch   Connellsville, PA
PARKING UPDATE: Please goto the Coll's Cove Facebook page for up-to-date info about parking and access. Mar 24, 2013
Coming in from New Mexico on the Jan. 14th, anyone interested in bouldering anywhere in Southwest Penn?

v1-8. Jan 10, 2015
Pete Baertsch
Connellsville, PA
Pete Baertsch   Connellsville, PA
Check out this interactive map showing the location of several popular and open access climbing areas in SWPA! Also has the location of the Coll's Cove parking lot and pay box. SWPA Sandstone May 18, 2016
Coll's Cove Parking alert (!) As many of you know, for several years we have parked on the lot, owned by the Smalley family, adjacent to the access road to Coll's Cove (225 Kingin Hill Rd). In exchange for this, we pay the Smalley family $5 per car, which we leave at the red box located back in town, on the way to Coll's (106 Cow Rock Rd). Recently it has come to our attention that a dark-haired woman has approached some climbers and told them simply to give the money to her, or that a young child (presumably at the direction of the adult) has asked for the money, and that they've raised the price to $10. We have been informed, unfortunately, by the Smalley family that these people are not authorized to do this, and have not been passing the money along to the Smalley family. The procedure to pay for parking at Coll's Cove remains as it has been for several years--leave the money in the red box located at 106 Cow Rock Rd. If you are approached by someone asking for the money in hand, you should tell them that the Smalley family has directed everyone to pay in town. (The Smalley's may occasionally swing through to ask if folks have paid--they will not try to collect the money directly though: they'll direct you to pay at the box in town.) If you run into issues, please contact Jimmie Ann Smalley at (724) 277-4889 or (724) 963-8497: she lives close by. Please also contact SWPACC (info@swpacc.org) to let us know what happened. Please continue to be polite with any folks you encounter on the property! Jun 19, 2018