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Main Block, Front Side Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 689'
Location: 41.14589, -76.13836 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: kenr on May 30, 2014
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The west side of the big detached block (readily visible on the approach from Paradise). The front side is away from the interior corridor of the Library.

This section also includes some routes (e.g. Darling Dainty Feet) which are on the north end of the detached main block (because they're on the west side of the widest entrance to the corridor).

Getting There 

Parking is by the east bank of the Susquehenna River about half a mile north from the village of Mocanaqua (across the river from Shickshinny).
GPS latitude longitude approx (N41.1482 W76.1447).

Walk NNE through entrance gate to sewage treatment plant and onto dirt road. About 650 feet from parking the road climbs and curves around Right until going aiming South (N41.1500 W76.1426).
. . (Here bearing right SSW for 650 feet gentle, then curving to SE leads to the Paradise cliffs and the deep gravel pit, which is the shortest way to the Library on the other side of the pit).
The overall gentler way to the Library is to bear Left SSE uphill on dirt road, soon gentler SE, then curve to go E then ENE to a junction (N41.1483 W76.1370). Turn Right and go SW on dirt road then SSW to reach steep gravel slope (N41.1461 W76.1385). Turn off Left ESE and up steep to the north entrance of the Library.

Now instead of entering the interior, look up just right to see the Darling Dainty Feet route on the north face of the big detached block. Then bear Right and walk/scramble along the outside wall to get to the other routes of this sector.

Estimating ...
+260 vertical feet uphill over 0.85 mile distance from Parking
. . (+80 meters uphill over 1.35 km distance).
Typical times for approach (gentler way) in the range of 15-30 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Block, Front Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Block, Front Side:
Urine Over Your Head   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   
Darling Dainty Feet   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
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Featured Route For Main Block, Front Side
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unnamed 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b  Pennsylvania : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : ... : Main Block, Front Side
A good route for library standards. The rock is solid but a little lichen covered on the last third of the route. The crux is a hard pull up high but the balancey second clip may deter some. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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By kenr
Aug 24, 2014
Many people like to lead the (bolted) Warm Up Route (on the back wall of the main block) to set up Top-Ropes for routes on this front wall.
Note that the lower half of that route is way harder than 5.6, and does have ledge-hit fall potential.

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