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Philadelphia Rock Climbing 


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Description 

Climbing in Philadelphia - the City of Brotherly Love, and of Jackass - and its suburbs. Most things that get climbed in the city are boulders, with a few scattered places to climb sport or toprope.

Areas include Pennypack Park, the Schuylkill River Trail, Swedish Cabin, Wissahickon Valley Park, and the odd bolted bridge or dam.

Climbers from Philly can find a few worthwhile crags within an hour's drive. For trad and toprope, High Rocks at Ralph Stover State Park offers the most choices. Many sport routes can be had at Birdsboro Quarry. Hundreds of boulder problems on quality quartzite can be found at Haycock Mountain.

Getting There 

Various location in the city of Philadelphia.

Climbing Season

For the Southeastern Lowlands area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

28 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Philadelphia

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Philadelphia:
The Seven   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
Unnnamed   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 20'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
Zig Zag   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
The Eight   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
Directissima   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
The Nine   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
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Rock Climbing Photo: Orion's Belt route directions

Orion's Belt V2 5+ PG13  Pennsylvania : Southeastern Lowlands : ... : Kelly Drive Boulder
On the far left side of the boulder, close to the bike trail, sit start on a low slopper in the overhanging rock. Proceed left up the arete and finish with a slabby top out. The large crack to the right is off....[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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