Elevation: 2,086 ft
GPS: 41.803, -77.547 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chance Philippi on Nov 24, 2012 · Updates
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Description

Blue Run Rocks is a small cluster of up to 35ft sandstone boulders and accompanying cliff line. Mostly bolted routes (or highball them as was originally done for some), but a few gear protected routes and boulder problems exist also. Some beautiful stone, awesome wooded setting and some super fun routes makes Blue Run Rocks worth a visit if in the area.

A few sunny patches on the boulders that change as the day goes along, with some shady and cool sides as well in the summer for sure. Fairly secluded as you have to hike 30 mins (or more) to the sandstone boulders; the hike in and out is just shy of two miles. A great place to climb, the only problem is the climbs are short, averaging 20-35ft.

A small guide can be found here:

https://web.archive.org/web/20160306234922/nathanheston.com/bluerunroc…

Getting There

From Westfield: Take Route 349 South for 3.5 miles into the small town of Sabinsville. Turn left onto School Street and after 100 yards make a right onto Locust street. You will pass a baseball Field on your right. Continue for about half a mile and make a right onto Gurnee Road (just after passing over a small bridge.) Follow Gurnee Road for about 3.5 miles. You will crest a hill and there will be a large ␣ eld on your right. Continue for another 1/2 a mile(entering into state forrest land) and you will see the trailhead on your right.

From Wellsboro: Take Route 6 West towards Galeton for approximately 15 miles. Turn right onto Shin Hollow Road (This turn is easy to miss, so be alert. There is a miniature golf course/gift store on your right at this intersection called Manhattan Station.) After turning right on Shin Hollow Road drive for approximately 4 miles. The road will level out and you will pass a large field on your right. About half a mile later you will see the sign for the trailhead on your left.

From the Trailhead: Follow the red blazed trail into the woods. You will pass several very small streams on your way. After about 30 minutes of hiking you will cross over the stream on the trail map. Continue another 200 yards and take a left (actually the second left) heading up a steep hill. Follow the trail up over the top of the hill and to the rocks.

Often muddy after it rains be sure to wear boots!

Bat Conservation | How You Can Help

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

Hey Blue Run climbers, Ken Hull here from South Central PA Climbers. I’m working with Rob Schorr, a researcher at Colorado State University, to help him spread the word on 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. climbersforbats.colostate.edu.”

Thank You!
Rob Schorr

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Blue Run Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 16
The Chip
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Flatlander
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Face the Facts
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
I Just Can't Wait to be King
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Dodo's Delight
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 21
Darwin's Dilemma
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Jake Said Ouch
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Slab-a-licious
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Taking It Easy
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Piton Crack
Trad, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
Levitation
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Steelworker
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Power Play
Sport, TR
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Walking Wounded
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b V6 7A
 4
Campfire Direct
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Chip Lichen Wall
 16
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Flatlander Aider's Rock
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Face the Facts Aider's Rock
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
I Just Can't Wait to be King Main Attraction
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Dodo's Delight Main Attraction
 5
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Darwin's Dilemma Main Attraction
 21
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Jake Said Ouch Aider's Rock
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Slab-a-licious Aider's Rock
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Taking It Easy Lichen Wall
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Piton Crack Main Attraction
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Levitation Main Attraction
 14
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Steelworker Lichen Wall
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Power Play Main Attraction
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Walking Wounded Main Attraction
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Campfire Direct Campfire Boulder
 4
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b V6 7A TR, Boulder
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