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Falls City Boulders a.k.a. "The Pyle"

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1. Trailside 
10. Actual V2 
11. Ze Warmup 
11a. Ze Crimps 
12. Coming Out 
13. I'm So Fancy 
14. Grog Blossom  
15. Cave Dwellers 
16. Project 
18. Sidewayz 
19. Chinny Chin Chin 
2. Trailside Arete 
20. Chopping Block 
21. Project 
22. Project 
23. Child Support 
24. Story Tellers 
25. Project 
26. Abortion 
27. Project 
28. Nikki's Arete 
29. Money Land 
30. Laura's Line 
31. Put On One Day 
32. Welcome to the Pyle 
34. Rhodos Grow On Bouldos 
35. Tim's Arete 
36. Project 
37. End of the Road 
39. Slanters 
40. Jorge's Crack 
41. Rubik's Cube 
43. Baby Grand 
44. Piano Man 
50. Diamonds on the Side 
51. Diamonds in the Front 
52. Diamonds in the Back 
53. Copper Head Lane 
54. Copper Head Road 
55. The Backwards Man 
59. Witness the Sickness 
62. The Wrong Way 
63. The Right Way 
7. Aubree's Line 
8. Lumpy Arete 
9. Sam's V2 

Falls City Boulders a.k.a. "The Pyle" Rock Climbing 

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Administrators: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Pete Baertsch on Jan 21, 2015
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BETA PHOTO: The shortcut from the railroad tracks up to 'T...


Located only a mile down the "LHHT" (Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail) is a large boulder field spanning the whole hillside. Dozens of classics on sometimes sharp but amazing sandstone, similar to Cooper's Rock. Access is open since it's on Ohiopyle land, and the hike is mostly flat. The problems described here are only a select few from the countless more that exist, but there is still a lot of potential for first ascents.

Getting There 

Once in Ohiopyle, getting to Falls City Pub is easy; Heading north out of town turn right immediately after crossing the bridge and train tracks. Park in the large gravel lot in front of Falls City. If this lot is full there are MANY other places to park nearby. From here, walk down the gated road past Falls City Pub for about 200 yards. From here the LHHT cuts off uphill following yellow blazes. You can take this all the way to mile marker 1, or you can continue on the gravel road for a shortcut. Follow this gravel road until it meets up with the train tracks; you'll cross a little stream. Here you will see a path going up hill into the woods. Follow this for about 100 yards and you will meet up with the LHHT. Turn right and the boulders and mile marker 1 will already be visible.

Climbing Season

For the Ohiopyle State Park area.

Weather station 5.6 miles from here

65 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',28],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

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Rock Climbing Photo: Kyle on Abortion

26. Abortion V6 7A  Pennsylvania : Southwestern Highlands : ... : Falls City Boulders a.k.a. ...
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Photos of Falls City Boulders a.k.a. "The Pyle" Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: South side of the trail near mile marker one.
BETA PHOTO: South side of the trail near mile marker one.
Rock Climbing Photo: The shortcut path up the hill, look for this on yo...
BETA PHOTO: The shortcut path up the hill, look for this on yo...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Main Area here at The Pyle. There are many mor...
BETA PHOTO: The Main Area here at The Pyle. There are many mor...

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By Pete Baertsch
From: Connellsville, PA
Jan 26, 2015
Hint* - If you view this on a computer and then click on the "Print a Mini-Guide with routes" link just below the beta photo in the top right, you get to see all the pictures associated with each route in one neat little package.
By Chas Kristopher
From: Pittsburgh,pa
Jul 22, 2015
Not going up the hill and taking the train tracks is by far the easiest and best way. Thank you for that.

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