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Epic Trundle. S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Kamakaze Crack T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
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Elevation: 961 ft
GPS: 40.764, -76.595 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tom Thomas on Sep 26, 2014 with updates from joeforte
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp
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Whaleback Mountain is a large shale rock formation, that exhibits stages of deformation and folds that looks like a graint whaleback. The local educational systems uses this site for Geology field trips.

There are currently about 15 established routes at the Whaleback. All of the cracks have been climbed. Some runout face climbs exist between the cracks as well.

Getting There [Edit]

Whaleback is located in Shamokin, PA off a dead-end road called Bear Valley Avenue. Drive down this road until it changes to dirt and then it gets rough and goes up hill; some may want to park at that point. However if you drive carefully as I did you can make it all the way without four wheel drive. Once at the top of the hill the dirt road gets wider look to your left you should see the Whaleback. Stop and park here and look for a dirt bike trail heading down hill towards the rock formation. Follow the trail to the base of the rock.

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