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Whaleback Mountain  Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Tom Thomas on Sep 26, 2014  with updates from joeforte


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Whaleback Mountain is a large shale rock formation, that exhibits stages of deformation and folds that looks like a graint whaleback. The local educational systems uses this site for Geology field trips.

There are currently about 15 established routes at the Whaleback. All of the cracks have been climbed. Some runout face climbs exist between the cracks as well.

Getting There 

Whaleback is located in Shamokin, PA off a dead-end road called Bear Valley Avenue. Drive down this road until it changes to dirt and then it gets rough and goes up hill; some may want to park at that point. However if you drive carefully as I did you can make it all the way without four wheel drive. Once at the top of the hill the dirt road gets wider look to your left you should see the Whaleback. Stop and park here and look for a dirt bike trail heading down hill towards the rock formation. Follow the trail to the base of the rock.

Climbing Season

For the South Central PA area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

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