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Elevation: 1,167 ft
GPS: 40.31929, -79.66463
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Includes areas in the Laurel Highlands (vicinity of Johnstown, Donegal, Connelsville, Dunbar, Ohiopyle, Uniontown....) as well as Pittsburgh, the western pillar of Pennsylvanian urbanity and academia: this is the southwestern section of the state, scattered with some of the finest gritstone boulders you'll find. Excellent, seemingly limitless destination bouldering as well as quality short route-climbing.

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

https://www.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+
 29
White Lightning
Boulder
V4- 6B
 16
3b. Main Bloc Arete Sit
Boulder
V4 6B
 15
Reallyreally Good
Boulder
V4 6B
 15
Thumb Wrestling
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 7
Wheres the Elks
Boulder
V6 7A
 8
Sharp Shooter
Boulder
V6 7A
 13
Croc Hunter
Boulder
V7 7A+
 7
Slopey Seconds
Boulder
V7 7A+
 7
Like the Dickens
Boulder
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 19
(7) Burning Balls
Sport, TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 19
Shifticus
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 7
Redline
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 18
Natural Mystic
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
Loggia
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Gas on the Fire
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
White Lightning Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 29
V2 5+ Boulder
3b. Main Bloc Arete Sit Breakneck > Bouldering
 16
V4- 6B Boulder
Reallyreally Good Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 15
V4 6B Boulder
Thumb Wrestling Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 15
V4 6B Boulder
Wheres the Elks Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 7
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Sharp Shooter Coll's Cove Bou… > Sharp Shooter
 8
V6 7A Boulder
Croc Hunter Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 13
V6 7A Boulder
Slopey Seconds Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 7
V7 7A+ Boulder
Like the Dickens Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 7
V7 7A+ Boulder
(7) Burning Balls Breakneck > Main Wall
 19
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport, TR
Shifticus Ohiopyle SP > Maple Wall
 19
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Redline Ohiopyle SP > Bruner Run
 7
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Natural Mystic Ohiopyle SP > School House Crag
 18
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Loggia Ohiopyle SP > Maple Wall
 17
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Gas on the Fire Breakneck > Main Wall
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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