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Elevation: 348 ft
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Shared By: Kyle Stapp on Jun 7, 2013
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Aka Second Mountain. Along the 322, just South of Dauphin, PA are two prominent buttresses named North Buttress and South Buttress (aka Linoy Buttress). The North Buttress has looser rock, some routes, but rarely if ever climbed upon. The bulk of the established routes are on the Southern buttress. This place is unique because you can/will climb through different layers of rock, different stone types. I've heard this place called a blend between the Gunks and Eldo Canyon, Colorado. Ill let you decide for yourself.

It is HIGHLY recommended you wear a helmet because there is loose rock. Some parties also bring radios because sometimes the traffic noise makes communication hard.

This place offers the rare (to PA) opportunity to multi-pitch "adventure" climb. There are numerous multi-pitch routes. Albeit routes were being established back in the 70s and has some fine, fun lines, it isn't climbed on that often any more (maybe that'll change?). Probably due to previous access issues.

This place is OPEN however consider it ACCESS SENSITIVE please! Your interactions with the locals, with the railroad companies do matter! Don't be "that guy" that fudges our sensitive access up.

Getting There

On Second Mountain. From the 322 get off on the 443/Fishing Creek Valley Rd, head away from the river (East) and turn immediately onto Cemetery Rd. Follow this until its end and park in one of the pull offs or pull just off the road. People do live here PLEASE DO NOT block this road in any way. The railroad company commonly has their engineers/conductors/crew picked up here plus it is still a residential neighborhood.

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Metamorphosis S Buttress (Linoy Buttress) 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
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Kyle Stapp
Kyle Stapp   Pennsylvania  
I have an earlier version of Eric Beyeler's guidebook in PDF form. If you would like a copy PM me and I will e-mail it to you.

There is no way currently for me to upload the PDF directly to Mtn Proj, it has to be a link to a Web Site where the document is housed. I do not have a Web Site to do that, so just PM me for the time being if you want a copy of the guidebook. Apr 20, 2017
Jake Cramer 1
State College, PA
Jake Cramer 1   State College, PA
Looks like that link is broken, anyone know where I might be able to find the guide? Apr 20, 2017
Kyle Stapp
Kyle Stapp   Pennsylvania  
Do not assume there will be rappel stations (chains, bolts, webbing/cord, etc.) ready for you. On every route be prepared to create your own rappel setup or take it to the top and walk off, etc.

Thank you! Jun 11, 2013

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