South East PA

Posted by: Chooch

South East PA - 08/21/00 11:29 PM

Just moved to Kennett Square PA and Im looking for someone with a bouldering wall. Ive got a big box of holds to contribute and three sheets of plywood with t-nuts installed in storage.
Also looking for beta on local climbing/bouldering. Doesnt matter how chossy or bad. Ive got a baby on the way, we're 3 days past due date, and I need a fix thats close to home.

Charlie
Posted by: gunkie

Re: South East PA - 08/22/00 09:42 PM

Charlie,

Welcome to PA! Here are some contacts that might be of help:

Title: Base Camp
URL: http://www.govertical.com/basecamp.htm
Email: howard@govertical.com
Phone: (215) 988 9598
Category: Retailers/Shops
Location: Pennsylvania

Title: Climb Central
URL: http://www.climbcentral.com/
Email: sales@climbcentral.com
Phone: (717) 608-8433
Category: Ezines
Location: Pennsylvania

Title: Go Vertical - Philadelphia, PA
URL: http://www.govertical.com/phillys_home.htm
Email: howard@govertical.com
Phone: (215) 928-1800
Category: Gyms
Location: Pennsylvania

Title: Greg's guide : Philadelphia : Rock Climbing / Private Wall
URL: http://futures.wharton.upenn.edu/~gregoryk/climbframes.html
Email: None Listed
Phone: None Listed
Category: Individuals
Location: Pennsylvania
Description: Philadelphia climbing Gyms Southeasern Pennsylvania outdoor climbing Climbing Books and guides My Wall Useful sites

Title: Lehigh Valley Bouldering Club
URL: http://www.lehigh.edu/~inlvbc/
Email: inlvbc@lehigh.edu
Phone: None Listed
Category: Clubs/Organizations
Location: Pennsylvania
Description: Welcome to the Lehigh Valley Bouldering Club Homepage!!!! Here, You will find information about some of bouldering areas in eastern PA, as well as find climbing partners.

Title: PHILADELPHIA ROCK GYM
URL: http://www.philarockgym.com/
Email: matt@philarockgym.com
Phone: 610-666-ROPE
Category: Gyms
Location: Pennsylvania

Title: Ralph Stover State Park
URL: http://home.earthlink.net/~pnick2000/ralphstover/
Email: pnick2000@earthlink.net
Phone: None Listed
Category: Guides
Location: Pennsylvania
Description: "Ralph Stover State Park" is a modern guidebook to one of Eastern Pennsylvania premiere rock climbing crags. Comprehensive route information covering nearly 150 traditional lead climbs, sport routes, top-rope problems, boulder problems and variations. Photo-based topos (no inscrutable line drawings!). Protection ratings for those adventurous enough to lead at Stover. Hueco Tanks V-ratings on all boulder problems. Detailed climbing history and first-ascent information. Action photos.

Title: Reading Rocks - Indoor Rock Climbing Gym
URL: http://www.readingrocks.com/
Email: email@readingrocks.com
Phone: (610) 374-6007
Category: Gyms
Location: Pennsylvania

Title: The Tohickon Gorge Climbing Page
URL: http://home.att.net/~bmarkland/
Email: bmarkland@att.net
Phone: None Listed
Category: Guides
Location: Pennsylvania
Description: Welcome to the climbing page of the Tohickon Gorge (aka High Rocks at Ralph Stover State Park). Mostly traditionally protected single pitch climbs, "High Rocks" also boasts a handfull of mixed and sport routes, and several classic two and three pitch climbs.

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Have fun!

Gunkie
Climber Online!

Posted by: jason1

Re: South East PA - 08/23/00 01:26 PM

check out www.newenglandbouldering.com and get directions to Haycock. It's a pretty cool place to boulder.

Posted by: Chooch

Re: South East PA - 09/11/00 02:10 AM

Just moving my post back to the top. Im still looking for someone with a wall in the Kennett Square, southern Chester County area.

Charlie
Posted by: Steve Y.

Welcome - 09/11/00 10:22 AM

Haycock has some good bouldering, don't tell anyone, but I actually had some first acsents there. I'm not too proud of the fact. The main developer of the area has self-published a guide to the area. I know its available at the Adventure Center in Doylestown. Haycock is just north of Noxiamixin (sp?) lake in Bucks County. You can ask the people that work there about it. A lot of those people put up the problems. Ask around in gyms about a bouldering wall. I think there is toproping in Wissahikon park but never actually been there. There are also bolted climbs under Henry Ave. bridge, if you can stand the smell of piss, also near Wissahikon.

Posted by: merlin

Re: Welcome - 09/11/00 05:23 PM

yes there is toproping in fairmount park
there is also a lifetime of bouldering there
the henry ave bridge is also a spot
there are some others
if you want some more info then send me a message
peace

Posted by: Anonymous

Re: South East PA - 09/12/00 01:47 AM

I'm in Wilmington, DE, have wall, always looking to climb. Also, try Cliffhangers in Reading for some good bouldering and routes. It is about 45 minutes from Avondale. drop me a note at mccallew@delanet.com if interested in local info. There is pretty good bouldering within 15 minutes of you. Later

Posted by: shortcircuit

Re: South East PA - 05/04/01 03:11 AM

In the little town of Birdsboro you can find some good sport climbs (5.8 to 5.12) by the quarry. Most are 30 to 45 ft, but there is a wall thats close to 75 ft. I managed to find one site with pictures of Birdsboro:

http://www.geocities.com:0080/Heartland/Ridge/1466/CLIMBING/climb.html

I noticed that Cliffhangers was mentioned, and it is a great gym.

www.cliffhangers.com



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Edited by shortcircuit on 05/03/01 11:16 PM (server time).

Posted by: jason1

Re: South East PA - 05/04/01 04:36 AM

i got kicked out of the quarry abunch of years back by a cop who told us we were trespassing... are the no trespassing signs still up? There is a 13 in the back that eric put up. and the far back one is pretty hard.

Posted by: merlin

Re: South East PA - 05/04/01 07:13 AM

the captions on the website seem to say that those pics are from the gunks not birdsboro....
just an observation....
wouldnt mind goin to birdsboro one day...still need to check out all these philly area spots....

Posted by: jason1

Re: South East PA - 05/04/01 02:40 PM

It's pretty cool... when i was there you needed to pick up a waiver at the town hall... sign a copy and keep a copy in case the cops ask. They have a shooting range right below the cliff.

Posted by: merlin

Re: South East PA - 05/04/01 03:23 PM

great....

yeah that 5.9 over there.....start on the two low crimps...layback to the sidepull.....shift your feet...stand up clip the first bolt.....then dyno up....dodge the shotgun pellets.....climb around the target.....gaston and reach for the sloper.....clip the second bolt....now be careful...you're in range of the rifles now....watch out for that crazy beady eyed guy with the gloc....he likes to pick off climbers....

Posted by: jason1

Re: South East PA - 05/04/01 03:31 PM

You got it! bunch of crazy hicks.

Posted by: merlin

Re: South East PA - 05/04/01 03:57 PM

maybe its time to start sewing gear loops onto bullet proof vests

Posted by: jason1

Re: South East PA - 05/04/01 04:05 PM

bessie! get mah bolt gun!

Posted by: Judge11

Re: South East PA - 05/04/01 06:03 PM

You clamers' shure do have purty stuff...