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
 7
Ross' Boulder
Boulder
V0+ 4+ PG13
 4
Cakewalk
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
Iron Bridge
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 12
You Name It
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 4
Stepping Stones
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 12
The Arete
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 3
Girlish Figure
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 9
Five Finger Arete
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 12
Sunshine
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Laid Back
TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Mr. Clean
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Mission Impossible
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Variation: Tinker Bell
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Temptation
TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 3
Mini Ovest aka Peter Pan
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ross' Boulder McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing… > Ross Boulder
 7
V0+ 4+ PG13 Boulder
Cakewalk McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing… > Birthday Boulder
 4
V0+ 4+ PG13 Boulder
Iron Bridge Beartown Rocks > Bridge Area
 3
V5 6C Boulder
You Name It McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing… > Ship's Prow
 12
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Stepping Stones Rim Rock
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
The Arete McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing… > Island Block
 12
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Girlish Figure Rim Rock
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad, TR
Five Finger Arete McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing… > Five Finger Block
 9
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Sunshine McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing… > Sunshine Wall
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Laid Back McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing… > Rappel Rock
 12
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Mr. Clean McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing… > Sunshine Wall
 4
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Mission Impossible McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing… > Island Block
 8
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Variation: Tinker Bell McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing… > Ship's Prow
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Temptation McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing… > Island Block
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Mini Ovest aka Peter Pan McConnells Mill SP > Rim Rd Climbing… > Ship's Prow
 3
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a TR
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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
Justin Johnsen
Sacramento, CA
Justin Johnsen   Sacramento, CA  
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
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