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The Shield Boulder

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Ratchet Strapped 

The Shield Boulder Rock Climbing 


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Location: 40.56425, -75.43507 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jeff Carroll on Nov 3, 2015
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Description 

A nice bloc because it sits away from the main sector and has not been vandalized with graffiti. This boulder features "Ratchet Strapped", a quality line that climbs the shield feature for which the boulder gets it's name. Also featured on this bloc are several nice warm-ups to the right of this line to help you find your flow.

Getting There 

Once you reach the "Best" boulder walk around the left side of this bloc with the spray painted slab problem which you can see as you approach the boulder. Continue on the trail about 40 yards past the "Best" boulder until you see the top of a bloc to your right. This is the top of the shield boulder.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.9 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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


Featured Route For The Shield Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Ratchet Strapped |V6| FA Jeff Carroll

Ratchet Strapped V6 7A  Pennsylvania : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : ... : The Shield Boulder
Start sitting on the stone that rests under the shield.Use a flat deep jug for your right hand and a moderate side pull hidden under the roof for your left hand. Climb up the shield using all the holds on the face to help you access the crack feature which forms the right side of the shield. Enjoy!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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