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Captain Prow 
Corner slab 
Dirty Sanchez 
Glass Arete 
Glass Menagerie 
Karmic Power 
Left Up 
Mexican Hat 
Private Slabby 
Royale With Cheese 
Scoop, The 
Sergeant Crumble 

Warm-up Area Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Seth Derr on Dec 30, 2011

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The warm-up area is the first cluster of boulders you come to when you arrive at GS. Problems here range from easy to hard, but an abundance of easier lines combined with its location make this the perfect place to warm up.

Getting There 

First Boulders reached at GS. 10 minutes from the parking lot, 5 from the road.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Warm-up Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Warm-up Area:
The Scoop   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
Private Slabby   V0 4     Boulder, 16'   
Glass Menagerie   V3 6A     Boulder   
Ballarete   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 12'   
Karmic Power   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Sattelite Boulder.  There's a couple V0's, a V1, a...

Satellite V1 5  Pennsylvania : South Central PA : ... : Warm-up Area
If this were all one block i feel like it'd be better, still pretty cool though. Sit start on the low block then use it and whatever else you can find to work your way toward the boulder's pinnacle. If V1 is your limit, this should be a good one to work. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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Rock Climbing Photo: Twin Soldiers, Royal With Cheese, Etc
Twin Soldiers, Royal With Cheese, Etc
Rock Climbing Photo: Private Slabby, V0
Private Slabby, V0

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By Tim Waystrong
From: New Hampshire
Apr 22, 2013
Does anyone know what the problem to the right of Karmic Power is called/grade? My friend and I didn't have a guidebook and it doesn't say on here.
By Seth Derr
From: harrisburg, pa
Jan 27, 2014
No Moss, V9? I think there's something in between the two but it might either be an open project or dumb. No Moss starts in the crimp seam on the far right of the Karmic Power boulder.
By skinny legs and all
From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
Jan 30, 2014
This is also called the Upstream Arete area. The problem on the right side of the Upstream arete boulder that you refer to is a V8/9, like Seth said. It was first done by Matt Bosley in 2004 after being tried by many locals in the year prior. It starts in the seam on 3/4 pad crimps with one high foot chip, slaps to a perfect but hideously sloping lip, then a quick snatch to a jug. This problem is one of the absolute best of it's grade range at any diabase area, Haycock included. It is also one of the most powerful and simple problems on diabase I have seen. The slopers are plain amazing.

The similar looking climb to the left of No Moss is a project. It's features and holds are almost the same as those on the climb to the right, but with less feet and no jug to toss to. The starting crimp seams are textbook, the sloping lip is worse, and the top slab has a few tiny grips. One would need to get established well on the sloping lip to attain the upper slab crimps with control. I suspect it is no easier than V11. When completed, this project will be one of the best hard problems in Pennsylvania.

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