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Areas in The Northwest

Beartown Rocks 0 / 0 / 0 / 23 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Deer Rock 0 / 0 / 1 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Indian Rocks 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Kennedy's Mill 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Kinzua Creek 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Lion's Den 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
McConnells Mill State Park 2 / 0 / 29 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 39
Panther Caves 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Rim Rock 3 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Elevation: 1,437 ft
GPS: 41.693, -79.854 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: tarsaucer Martin on Jun 4, 2015
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp

Description

The northwest section of PA is home to the state's only National Forest, the Allegheny. The main city is Erie, on the tropical (!) shores of the great lake of that name.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Northwest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0+ 4+ PG13
Ross' Boulder
Boulder
V5-6 6C+ PG13
Happy Happy Joy Joy
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Beginners' Face
TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
You Name It
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
Stepping Stones
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
The Arete
TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
R.O.T.C. Route
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Girlish Figure
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Five Finger Arete
TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Sunshine
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Laid Back
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Mr. Clean
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Mission Impossible
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Temptation
TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Mini Ovest aka Peter Pan
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ross' Boulder McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing Area > Ross Boulder V0+ 4+ PG13 Boulder
Happy Happy Joy Joy McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing Area > Birthday Boulder V5-6 6C+ PG13 Boulder
Beginners' Face McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing Area > Beginners' Face 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c TR
You Name It McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing Area > Ship's Prow 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a TR
Stepping Stones Rim Rock 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
The Arete McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing Area > Island Block 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
R.O.T.C. Route McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing Area > Rappel Rock 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Girlish Figure Rim Rock 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, TR
Five Finger Arete McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing Area > Five Finger Block 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Sunshine McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing Area > Sunshine Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Laid Back McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing Area > Rappel Rock 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Mr. Clean McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing Area > Sunshine Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Mission Impossible McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing Area > Island Block 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Temptation McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing Area > Island Block 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Mini Ovest aka Peter Pan McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing Area > Ship's Prow 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a TR
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I Agree and i'm willing to input data from the Guide for McConnells Mill. i know that the author is working on a 2nd edition and once i get a copy i will be adding a lot more to it. Jun 7, 2015
Justin Johnsen
Nor Cal
Justin Johnsen   Nor Cal  
Hey Tar, I totally agree! When I divided the state up,I knew (secondhand) of plenty of climbing spots in the northwest and north sections, but since not much had been created for them yet on Mountain Project I glommed them into one big blob.

Any preference on the exact name of the Northwest area page?

You can create it yourself, and Stoned and I can move applicable existing areas there (and refine the north central section location a little better).

Thanks! Jun 3, 2015
tarsaucer Martin
Moscow, ID
tarsaucer Martin   Moscow, ID
To whom it may concern, I think that Pennsylvania needs a "Northwest" area list. A bunch of the locations are listed in "southwest" now and they are actually located in the Northwest corner of the state. May 17, 2015

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