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Areas in Southwestern Highlands

56 Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Adam Fall's Trail 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Beam Rocks 0 / 0 / 0 / 33 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 33
Blue Hole - Camp Carmel - Morgan Run 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Breakneck 2 / 25 / 14 / 33 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 60
Casparis Bouldering (The Ridge) 0 / 0 / 0 / 23 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Cedar Creek Community Park 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Coll's Cove Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 47 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 47
Creek Hills (Game Lands 296) 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Flood Rocks 0 / 0 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Knobs (Rob's Knob), The 25 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 28
Lost Crag, The 22 / 43 / 18 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 76
Ohiopyle State Park 4 / 29 / 6 / 66 / 1 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 108
Pittsburgh 0 / 6 / 4 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Quebec Run Wild Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Southwest PA Ice Climbing 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Washington Run Gorge (Perryopolis) 2 / 0 / 4 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Elevation: 1,166 ft
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Description

Including the Pittsburgh vicinity, the western pillar of Pennsylvanian urbanity and academia; and the Laurel Highlands, this is the southwest section of the state. It is scattered with gritstone boulders.

Those in the area should check out the SWPACC (Southwestern Pennsylvania Climber's Coalition) on the Facebook to stay up to date on access issues and new developments.

facebook.com/swpacc

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Classic Climbing Routes at Southwestern Highlands

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
White Lightning
Boulder
V2+ 5+
Pinacle Point
Boulder
V3 6A
Joint Effort
Boulder
V4 6B
3b. Main Bloc Arete Sit
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
Fallside
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Flying Dutchman
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
(9) Eclipse
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
(10) Grab Your Balls
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
(2) Mosquito
Sport, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
The Bees Knees
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
O'Briens line
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Shifticus
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Redline
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Natural Mystic
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Loggia
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
White Lightning Coll's Cove Bould… > Main Area V2 5+ Boulder
Pinacle Point 56 Boulders V2+ 5+ Boulder
Joint Effort Coll's Cove Bould… > Sharp Shooter V3 6A Boulder
3b. Main Bloc Arete Sit Breakneck > Bouldering V4 6B Boulder
Fallside Ohiopyle SP > Fern Point Boulder V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Flying Dutchman Ohiopyle SP > School House Crag 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
(9) Eclipse Breakneck > Main Wall 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, TR
(10) Grab Your Balls Breakneck > Main Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
(2) Mosquito Breakneck > Main Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
The Bees Knees Ohiopyle SP > River's End 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
O'Briens line Ohiopyle SP > Bruner Run 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Shifticus Ohiopyle SP > Maple Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Redline Ohiopyle SP > Bruner Run 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Natural Mystic Ohiopyle SP > School House Crag 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Loggia Ohiopyle SP > Maple Wall 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Pete Baertsch
Connellsville, PA
Pete Baertsch   Connellsville, PA
This interactive map has the location of several popular and open access areas in SWPA. SWPA Sandstone May 18, 2016
Pete Baertsch
Connellsville, PA
Pete Baertsch   Connellsville, PA
CrazyApe Presents: Prepare for Download

Check out this short propaganda video featuring a glipse of just some of the classics that exist here in SWPA. The whole first half of the video is just Coll's Cove! Nov 12, 2015
Pete Baertsch
Connellsville, PA
Pete Baertsch   Connellsville, PA
The SWPACC (Southwestern Pennsylvania Climber's Coalition) is finally up and running! Please "like" the facebook page to stay up to date on access issues and new developments. facebook.com/swpacc Oct 15, 2014

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