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Bitch is Back, The S,TR 
Coal Shaker TR 
K.B. S 
Knotty Pine TR 
Lightning S 
Pine Line S 
Pod Head TR 
Ryan's Crack T,TR 
Sad, Sloppy, Worthless, and Weak S,TR 
Stairway to Heaven S 
Thunderstud S 
unnamed (rear wall) S,TR 
War and Peace S,TR 

Rear Wall Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The east wall of the interior corridor of the Library -- not on the detached block at all.

When approaching from Paradise, the main thing you see is the large detached block. Then when you get there you discover a corridor behind the block, between the main block and a "normal" non-detached cliff face. The corridor and the two main faces of the block all run roughly SSW to NNE. The widest and easiest entrance to the corridor is on its NNE end.

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.

Turn right SSW into the interior corridor, and the Rear Wall is on the left side.

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

For the The Library area.

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',4],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['5.13',2],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rear Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rear Wall:
Stairway to Heaven   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Thunderstud   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 40'   
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Thunderstud 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Pennsylvania : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : ... : Rear Wall
Some balancing skill takes you to the third bolt crux, can be done statically but a tricky dyno gets the job done. The climbing eases after the crux but is still sustained. Coerce your partner to lead it first to brush off the spider webs. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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By Gordon88
From: Pennsylvania
Jul 7, 2014
Currently all of the hangers are removed from the anchors, except on Stairway. Anyone know why?
By kenr
Aug 24, 2014
Hangers on the bolts on the horizontal rock at the top of this wall are still all missing as of August 2014.

I saw intact rings on one anchor which is in the vertical rock just below the top of this wall.

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