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Elevation: 1,145 ft 349 m
GPS: 40.79337, -77.86035
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Central Pennsylvania climbing offers you steep, mostly vertical, sometimes overhanging, grippy, full of features but can be crimpy top rope, sport, and trad awesomness! Our bouldering is world class and plentiful! All this is just a jump from State College, the heart of the state. 

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All of our crags here in central PA are now overseen and managed by South Central Pennsylvania Climbers (SCPC). We are a group of dedicated climbers that volunteer to preserve access to rock climbing areas in PA. We would like to bridge the gap between land owners/managers and the climbing community. We strive to educate the general public about rock climbing, create risk management plans, fund raise to protect our natural resources, and assist in the maintenance of the lands that we climb on. 

There is always a need for additional help with projects, trail days, and land stewardship. The more people we have involved from the community, the easier it will be for us to successfully preserve our climbing future!

We are always looking for more Volunteers and Ambassadors for our climbing areas. As our sport continues to grow, this means more climbers at our areas and we need to be proactive about preserving access as well as representing climbers in a positive way. With that being said, we are also willing to get school groups, scout groups, and climbing teams involved with the preservation and protection of our climbing areas.

If you are interested in getting more involved and want to give back to your climbing areas and community, please contact us here.

Bat Conservation | How You Can Help

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See a Bat on a Route, Give Us a Shout! 

Hey climbers, Ken Hull here with South Central PA Climbers and your Ambassador here at Donation Rocks. I’m working with Rob Schorr at Colorado Sate University to help him spread the word about his bat research. Here’s a message from him about this important work and how, we as climbers, can help.

"Climbers for Bat Conservation is working with climbers to understand bat ecology and why bats choose certain cracks and flakes. We’re a collaboration between climbers, bat biologists, and land managers to understand where bats roost and where large populations may reside. We are interested in finding bats because of a new disease called white-nose syndrome (whitenosesyndrome.org) which has killed millions of bats in North America. This collaboration has identified bat roosts throughout the U.S., and as far away as Norway and Bulgaria. CBC was developed by biologists who climb and they are advocates for climbing access and bat conservation.

So, if you see bats while climbing, please let us know by emailing us at climbersforbats@colostate.edu, or visiting our website to learn more. climbersforbats.colostate.edu."

Thank You!
Rob Schorr

Zoologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program (warnercnr.colostate.edu/rschorr/)
Director, Climbers for Bat Conservation
Robert.schorr@colostate.edu

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Classic Climbing Routes at Central PA

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5 PG13
 7
Magnetism
Boulder
V1-2 5
 14
Induction
Boulder
V2 5+
 11
Mojo Right
Boulder
V3 6A
 22
Incredarete
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 11
Word is Bond
Boulder
V4 6B
 12
Hunger Artist Stand
Boulder
V4 6B
 8
MDSF
Boulder
V4-5 6B+ PG13
 7
Wave
Boulder
V6 7A
 5
Mushroom Tattoo
Boulder
V10 7C+
 6
The Hunger Artist
Boulder
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 12
Shark's Fin
Sport, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
The Flake
Sport, TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 14
Levitation
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 14
Steelworker
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b V6 7A
 4
Campfire Direct
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Magnetism Hunter's Rocks… > Powercut > Powercut Central
 7
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
Induction Hunter's Rocks… > Powercut > Powercut Central
 14
V1-2 5 Boulder
Mojo Right Hunter's Rocks… > Private Property - do…
 11
V2 5+ Boulder
Incredarete Hunter's Rocks… > Main Area > Standard American Bou…
 22
V3 6A Boulder
Word is Bond Sunfish Pond Co… > Main Area
 11
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Hunger Artist Stand Hunter's Rocks… > … > Powercut South > Hunger Artist Area
 12
V4 6B Boulder
MDSF Hunter's Rocks… > Main Area > Problem list
 8
V4 6B Boulder
Wave Rock Run > Main Area > Wave Boulder
 7
V4-5 6B+ PG13 Boulder
Mushroom Tattoo Hunter's Rocks… > Main Area > Problem list
 5
V6 7A Boulder
The Hunger Artist Hunter's Rocks… > … > Powercut South > Hunger Artist Area
 6
V10 7C+ Boulder
Shark's Fin Donation Rocks > Damnation Wall > Right Side
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, TR
The Flake Donation Rocks > Main Wall > Big Gully
 10
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, TR
Levitation Blue Run Rocks > Main Attraction
 14
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Steelworker Blue Run Rocks > Lichen Wall
 14
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Campfire Direct Blue Run Rocks > Campfire Boulder
 4
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b V6 7A TR, Boulder
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