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Washington Run Gorge (Perryopolis)

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Washington Run Gorge (Perryopolis) Rock Climbing 

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Creek gorge that borders Harry Sampey Community Park. Lots of little crags through out the gorge. However, only 5 of them are currently open to climbing, those being found inside the park. The other two better cliffs are currently closed, but I am working on getting permissions from the land owners to allow climbing. If anyone has experience developing climbing areas/setting routes, feel free to contact me. I'm a bit overwhelmed with this, as my partner hasn't climbed since breaking his foot a while ago. Virtually every face is at least slightly overhanging and has a layer of shale/slate at the base that's very stable but won't take protection.

Getting There 

From Route 51 Southbound, turn left at Independence Street in Perryopolis. Follow Independence Street through the circle, bearing with road as it changes into Navy Street, then Layton Road. Once you pass the sewage plant, cliffs start to appear. the first one is on the right, but is almost always waterlogged. Across the road from it, there is a cliff line, the is mostly shale, with someone sketchy sandstone at the upstream end. For these two, parking is at the sewage plant. After that, You'll come up on a small one lane concrete bridge (called the "High Bridge"). To your right immediately after the bridge is the Overhang crag, then about 50 yards down the road on the left is the Road Cut crag. Both of these have pull offs by the them. To get to the last three areas, the Yough Cliffs and the approach rocks, turn on the road immediately before the tunnel. Parking for these areas are at the bike trail.

Climbing Season

For the Southwestern Highlands area.

Weather station 9.0 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

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

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