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Caves Trail East

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Cracked Egg Boulder, The 
Magi Boulder, The 
Mo Mangoes 
Rocking Chair, The 
Three Seams 
Tooth, The 
Top Rock/Caves Trail Split 
White Top Boulder 

Caves Trail East Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 700'
Location: 40.4882, -75.2127 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Jan 17, 2012


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These are bouldering areas along the Caves Trail, from the east end, to the Caves. I collected these notes combined from Char Fetterolf's and Rob Holzman's published guides, searches online, combined with hiking the area before I started climbing. Unfortunately I moved out of state before I had a chance to do my tour of Haycock, so I hope others will chime in with notes to improve these descriptions.

Park at the Top Rock lot, and follow Top Rock Trail to where the Caves trail connects on the left, at the Bubbler and Before the Storm. Follow the Caves trail; continuing straight would take you to Teddy Bear and Top Rock instead.

You'll reach bouldering areas from this end of the Caves Trail in this order.

Top Rock/Caves Trail Split (the Bubbler boulder).

Hike a few minutes past here; a right-hand trail goes uphill to the Gateway area.

A minute or two past the junction, you reach the Tooth.

A few minutes further, another right-hand trail goes uphill to the Gateway area (to Bootleg).

Then immediately are three more established boulders: Mo Mangoes, White Top, and Three Seams.

Yet a few more minutes of trail bring you to the Cracked Egg and Friction Overhang.

A few minutes past the Tooth, a right-hand trail goes uphill to the Rocking Chair area and Gustapo.

Past the Rocking Chair/Gustapo turnoff, the main trail finally reaches the Caves.

Getting There 

Follow the trail from Top Rock towards the Caves from the east, or from Hanger 18 to the Caves from the west.

Climbing Season

For the Haycock Mountain (Nockamixon) area.

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Mo Mangos ~ v7 (The Plum can be partially seen on ...

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One of the best v7's at Haycock. Definitely worth adventuring down the Caves Trail to find. This problem (along with the few variations and The Plum) is somewhat tucked away in a cave type formation. SDS on the hold that is continually chalked. Move right to the big undercling, then up the nice crimps on the face. Hit the arete and climb up and over.Word of caution, the bottom of this climb is always always wet....[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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