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Happy Camper 
Lemon Drop 
Light Your Mind 
Multiple Personalities 
Nose Picker 
Outlier, The 
Skate Shoes 
Smiley Face  
Smiley Right 
Smiley Slab 
Soul Assassin 
Tony's Roof 
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Smiley Area Rock Climbing 

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Although dominated by its namesake Smiley Face (V4), the area packs in a surprising number of other great problems including Light Your Mind (V3), Left Bookend (V3), Nose Picker (V4), Multiple Personalities (V6) and the ultra-hard Tony’s Roof (V10). The grades in the area pretty much start at V3 so come ready to crank.

Getting There 

Take the trail beside the nature center into the forest. At first three-way trail junction go Right. At second three-way junction go Left and watch for an obvious access trail on Right. Take access trail into forest pass 45 area to the large (and well chalked) Smiley boulder.

An alternative approach is to enter the area from the white blaze trail. Look for access trail on left side of trail as you head into the forest. Access trail with double back and head uphill entering just below the Smiley boulder.

Climbing Season

For the Governor Dick Park (aka Mount Gretna) area.

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Smiley Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Smiley Area:
Smiley Face    V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   
Multiple Personalities   V4 6B     Boulder, 20'   
Paula   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
Tony's Roof   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   
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The Outlier V6 7A  Pennsylvania : South Central PA : ... : Smiley Area
Sit start matched on a obvious jug and pick some feet. Pull on and cross right hand to a sloper crimp, then work your way left to the arete. Figure out how to reach the crimp way out left from the mediocre holds of the arete. Once established on the crimp toss up and top out on jugs....[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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