Elevation: 1,166 ft
GPS: 40.319, -79.665 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Pete Baertsch on Sep 17, 2014 · Updates
Admins: SCPC, SWPACC, EPAC, Justin Johnsen

Description

Includes climbing within the vicinity of Pittsburgh, the western pillar of Pennsylvanian urbanity and academia, and the Laurel Highlands (Johnstown, Donegal, Connelsville, Ohiopyle, Uniontown....): this is the southwest section of the state, scattered with some of the finest gritstone boulders you'll find. Excellent, seemingly limitless bouldering as well as quality short route-climbing.

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

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596 Total Climbs

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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+
 28
White Lightning
Boulder
V4- 6B
 15
3b. Main Bloc Arete Sit
Boulder
V4 6B
 15
Thumb Wrestling
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
Pickled Sausage
Boulder
V6 7A
 7
Sharp Shooter
Boulder
V6 7A
 11
Croc Hunter
Boulder
V7 7A+
 6
Slopey Seconds
Boulder
V7 7A+
 6
Like the Dickens
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 36
Flying Dutchman
Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 87
(9) Eclipse
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 61
(10) Grab Your Balls
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 34
(4) New School
Sport, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 20
Arachnophobia
Sport
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 17
Natural Mystic
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 13
Loggia
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
White Lightning Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 28
V2 5+ Boulder
3b. Main Bloc Arete Sit Breakneck > Bouldering
 15
V4- 6B Boulder
Thumb Wrestling Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 15
V4 6B Boulder
Pickled Sausage Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 4
V5 6C Boulder
Sharp Shooter Coll's Cove Bou… > Sharp Shooter
 7
V6 7A Boulder
Croc Hunter Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 11
V6 7A Boulder
Slopey Seconds Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 6
V7 7A+ Boulder
Like the Dickens Coll's Cove Bou… > Main Area
 6
V7 7A+ Boulder
Flying Dutchman Ohiopyle SP > School House Crag
 36
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Sport
(9) Eclipse Breakneck > Main Wall
 87
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, TR
(10) Grab Your Balls Breakneck > Main Wall
 61
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
(4) New School Breakneck > Main Wall
 34
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Arachnophobia Ohiopyle SP > School House Crag
 20
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Natural Mystic Ohiopyle SP > School House Crag
 17
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Sport
Loggia Ohiopyle SP > Maple Wall
 13
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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