Elevation: 2,154 ft
GPS: 39.932, -79.545 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Pete Baertsch on Jun 29, 2012
Admins: SCPC, SWPACC, EPAC, Justin Johnsen


Coll's Cove is a SWPA gem! Nestled beneath a cliff line with a a few top-rope lines are hundreds of boulder problems on fine-grained "pa gritstone". With classics ranging from V0 to V12, and a number of projects in the double digits, Coll's has a lot to offer. It is located on PA State Game Lands, where climbing is currently allowed. Please respect popular hunting seasons.

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

You'll find an old PDF guide (which will eventually be updated) here: 2012 Coll's Pre-Guide. Please note that any access information contained within is out of date.

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.

Bat Conservation - How You Can Help

See a Bat on a Route, Give Us a Shout! 

SWPACC is working with Rob Schorr at Colorado State University 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 at climbersforbats.colostate.edu."

Thank You!
Rob Schorr

Zoologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program (warnercnr.colostate.edu/rschorr/)
Director, Climbers for Bat Conservation

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