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Brown Rocks Rock Climbing 

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Brown Rocks is a beautiful outcrop of brown Antietam Quartzite rock facing northwest into the Cumberland valley. The crags are located on the northwest side of the Monalto Mountain, part of the Appalachian Mountains in Franklin County PA. This formation can be seen off to the right or south of White Rocks.

Climbs at Brown Rocks are predominately single pitches, and as high as 45 feet. All the climbs are traditionally (Trad) protected. It is also an excellant top rope area as well.

Getting There 

From the upper parking lot area take the right fork (Posted NO MOTOR VEHICLES) down and around to the right, cross the small stream. Take the left fork which will take up past an old sand quarry. Keep left and follow the trail along the base of the ridge. Enter and cross a large scree field, past a huge boulder on the right, anguling up and left. Reaquire the trail, follow up and left to the Main Wall part of Brown Rocks.

Climbing Season

For the Pond Bank area.

Weather station 1.6 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Brown Rocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Brown Rocks:
Five Star Crack   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V-easy 3     Trad, TR, Boulder, 1 pitch, 25'   
Big Mama   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Southern Comforts goes up the middle of the wall.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Top of the Main Wall area, nice top rope area too.
Top of the Main Wall area, nice top rope area too.
Rock Climbing Photo: The trail enters the talus/boulder field on the ri...
BETA PHOTO: The trail enters the talus/boulder field on the ri...
Rock Climbing Photo: Brown Rocks route map.
BETA PHOTO: Brown Rocks route map.

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