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Cranking Area Rock Climbing 

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Named after the area testpiece, the Cranking Area is, as suggested, the place where one goes to crank. Many of Whiskey's hardest problems are found here.

Getting There 

Located on the AT about 250 yards past the Entrance Area. Follow the climber trail through the boulders and under the large overhanging rock, or to approach it directly, follow the white blazed AT where it loops below the ridgeline, bypassing the first boulders. The area is identified by an enormous overhanging prow that holds The Cranking.

Climbing Season

For the South Central PA area.

Weather station 7.7 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Cranking Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cranking Area:
Bob Dylan Did Drugs   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   
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Featured Route For Cranking Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Ten High climbs the right arete

Ten High V10 7C+  Pennsylvania : South Central PA : ... : Cranking Area
This proud line climbs the right arete of the Cranking boulder. Starting low, move through crimps and pinches to a long move to a poor crimp just right of the arete. Make several more very difficult moves on crimps to gain a jug right under the lip. A great line put up by a great local climber....[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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