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Colflesh Area

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Bodysnap Sit 
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Colflesh Area Rock Climbing 

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The Colflesh area - named for Ernie Colflesh - is the first major area you come to when hiking in from the education center parking lot. It offers a great selection of problems ranging from V0 to V6. Area classics include Jenn Savage (V2), Body Snap (V4), Colflesh (V5). The problems average about ten feet in height with mostly good landings.

Getting There 

Take trail beside nature center into the forest. At first three-way trail junction go Right and hike to second three-way junction. Go Right again and head downhill a short way to third three-way junction and go Right one last time. Watch for bushwack trail/cairn on Left.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Colflesh Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Colflesh Area:
Posion Ivy   V1 5     Boulder, 20'   
Terretti   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   
Bodysnap   V4 6B     Boulder   
Colflesh Direct   V5- 6C     Boulder, 15'   
Sur La Pointe   V5 6C     Boulder, 9'   
Bodysnap Sit   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   
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Bodysnap Sit V6 7A  Pennsylvania : South Central PA : ... : Colflesh Area
An area classic, one of the most tried in all of Gretna!Sit start with a good undercling and a crimp. Pull up and snag the side pull, pick some feet and make crux long move out left to good crimps. Follow the crimps left up to a big sloper. Then make a tension move to the lip to a causal topout.Although this is called Body Snap Sit the only move it shares with Body Snap is the top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jan 23, 2011
Named after Ernie Colflesh, this is a great area to warm up. The areas namesake boulder has quality climbs from beginner to intermediate. It seems to be more humid here than at other areas further into the forest during mid-summer.

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