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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 / 37 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 37
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 / 49 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 49
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 / 4 / 0 / 109
Pittsburgh 0 / 6 / 4 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
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.
V0 4 X
 3
Monkey Shuffle Traverse
Boulder
V2 5+
 9
White Lightning
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 4
Pinacle Point
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
Joint Effort
Boulder
V4 6B
 9
3b. Main Bloc Arete Sit
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 25
Flying Dutchman
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 65
(9) Eclipse
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 47
(10) Grab Your Balls
Sport, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 28
(4) New School
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 15
Humpty Dumpty
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
O'Briens line
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Shifticus
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 6
Redline
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 12
Natural Mystic
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Loggia
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Monkey Shuffle Traverse Beam Rocks
 3
V0 4 X Boulder
White Lightning Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 9
V2 5+ Boulder
Pinacle Point 56 Boulders
 4
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Joint Effort Coll's Cove Bou… > Sharp Shooter
 3
V3 6A Boulder
3b. Main Bloc Arete Sit Breakneck > Bouldering
 9
V4 6B Boulder
Flying Dutchman Ohiopyle SP > School House Crag
 25
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
(9) Eclipse Breakneck > Main Wall
 65
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, TR
(10) Grab Your Balls Breakneck > Main Wall
 47
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
(4) New School Breakneck > Main Wall
 28
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport, TR
Humpty Dumpty Ohiopyle SP > School House Crag
 15
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
O'Briens line Ohiopyle SP > Bruner Run
 5
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Shifticus Ohiopyle SP > Maple Wall
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Redline Ohiopyle SP > Bruner Run
 6
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Natural Mystic Ohiopyle SP > School House Crag
 12
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Loggia Ohiopyle SP > Maple Wall
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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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
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
This interactive map has the location of several popular and open access areas in SWPA. SWPA Sandstone May 18, 2016

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