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Emmaus Boulders is a small collection of good quality quartzite boulders in the South Mountain Preserve. A 15 minute approach following signs for the rock outcrop on well established trails will bring you to the bouldering area. There doesn't seem to be much information on this area, so the PA guidebook might provide the best overview of the area. While other PA bouldering areas exceed this area in terms of quality and quantity of boulders, if you live in the Lehigh Valley Emmaus Boulders is definitely worth checking out.

Getting There 

From I78 take Exit 57 for Lehigh St and continue on Lehigh St heading towards Emmaus for approximately ½ mile. Turn Left onto 31st St and continue for about a ½ mile. Turn Right onto Emmaus Ave and continue for approximately ½ mile. Turn Left onto Alpine St and follow until the road ends, park at the small park parking lot.

Climbing Season

For the Northeast Ridges and Valleys area.

Weather station 7.5 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Emmaus Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Emmaus Boulders:
Yvly   V3 6A     Boulder   Main Area
Bar Hopping   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Main Area
Sharks Tooth   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 10'   Approach Boulder
Pulp Friction   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Main Area
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Featured Route For Emmaus Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulp Friction

Pulp Friction V8 7B  Pennsylvania : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : ... : Main Area
Stand start on a good low left hand edge and a bad right hand crimp. Bump the left hand to another small edge, then throw to a sloping edge. Reset the feet and throw left again to a good incut flake. Easier moves on bigger holds to topout....[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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By Tim Quick
From: Nazareth, Pa
May 4, 2015
Has anyone explored beyond the boulder outcropping at the top of the hill? I would venture to think that there might be several more boulders like this tucked along the ridge line.

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