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Paradise  Rock Climbing 

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Paradise is one of the first walls you will see on your way to the Library. The routes are trad leads, with a few supplemental bolts drilled where pro is scarce.

Getting There 

In Mocanaqua near the bridge, park by the sewage treatment plant at the end of the road. From the parking lot, with the plant on your left, walk back to your right over the train tracks past the gravel. Take the 4WD path to the right, and keep to the right until you see paradise on your left.

Climbing Season

For the Mocanaqua (Shickshinny) area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Paradise

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Paradise :
Broken Finger   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   
I-Beam   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   
Roofing Madness   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport   
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Featured Route For Paradise
Rock Climbing Photo: Top roping I-Beam

I-Beam 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Pennsylvania : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : ... : Paradise
Look for the mineral deposits and chalk running down the wall, step up the the incut in the rock below the bolt. follow the route straight up, first crux between the first two bolts. (Hint: finger lock) after that continue straight up to the the second crux below 3rd bolt. after that head up, pull through the over hand and head up and left to the bolted anchor. Enjoy...[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

Photos of Paradise Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: hard, short, fierce, and, sweet.
hard, short, fierce, and, sweet.
Rock Climbing Photo: At the crux of Hickory.
At the crux of Hickory.
Rock Climbing Photo: 5 10 called hickory
5 10 called hickory
Rock Climbing Photo: i beam
i beam
Rock Climbing Photo: astral projection crux
astral projection crux
Rock Climbing Photo: Paradise mid winter
Paradise mid winter
Rock Climbing Photo: rambo wall taken from outside of library
rambo wall taken from outside of library

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By Larry S
From: Easton, Pennsylvania
Mar 13, 2013
They used to throw quarry/coal millings down these cliffs to dispose of them, as such, there's a great deal of loose rock at the top and there is no top access. Helmets are very advisable here as projectiles can come down even when noone's at the top. It's also worthwile to have some webbing and rap rings handy as the anchor situation isn't always good.

In general, the rock is solid and takes good gear. There are a number of old questionable bolts that could use replacement.

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