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The Highball Rock Climbing 

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The highball boulder is probably the single largest chunk of diabase in Mt. Gretna or any of the surrounding outlying areas. It is an impressive boulder with many characters. This blocky boulder has proud, tall problems on each of its sides and aretes. There are three arete climbs, the best being Delerium Tremens (V5). The steep faces are flakey and friable, but there is a smooth, clean slab on the back and a wonderful easy crack. The slab is home to the perplexing and unrepeated problem Squeak (V tricky).

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

Weather station 1.2 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Highball

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Highball:
The Original Route   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 18'   
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The Original Route V3-4 6A+  Pennsylvania : South Central PA : ... : The Highball
This line begs to be climbed. There is a tempting jug a few feet from the summit. Climb up thin, incut crimps and sidepulls on the vertical face to reach said alluring hold and the final flake. In 2000 it was more like V1 but holds have broken....[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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By Robin Close
From: Columbia, Maryland
Jun 5, 2014
First ascent video of The Squeak (
By Robin Close
From: Columbia, Maryland
Jun 5, 2014
For some reason my first comment got cut off. Here's another video of a recent repeat of The Squeak, using slightly lower footholds for the traverse. (

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