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Mar 10, 2009, 3:00 PM

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Re: [synrock] Blacklick Rocks
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If I'm thinking of the same "area" there is alot of rock on state game lands #276 the whole way from Heshbon to Blacklick along the Ghost Town Rails to Trails and the hillsides thru the valley. Being the northern end of Chestnut Ridge there is quality rock to be found.

The area off of Mt. Tabor is small but has a few large boulders. It is down from the pull off on your right at the bend coming up from Heshbon. Around the bend and up the valley as you cross the feeder stream is the cabin I believe you are referring to as I noticed quite abit of quad paths leading out from the cabin into the forest as I ran by. It is quite a nice piece of land the cabin owner has if it runs down to Blacklick Creek and the SGL boundary.

Exactly what is his opinion. Is it that he is only comfortable with your group personally, or is it a "i don't care as long as it doesn't get out of hand"?

If this would be the case, the climbing "community" could possibly make good in roads with him as a whole. There is at least three areas (including the bend, but not as much) up Tabor that are essentially dumps. The hill side is steep and it has become in areas the place to drive up and throw your garbage off. Let's step up and tell him that any climber coming to that area for the day, will pack out a few "grocery" bags of trash each. This wouldn't take more than a few minutes on the way back up the hill to the car. Throw them in a large garbage bag at your whip and dumpster it on the way home. (I'll find the closest boro dumpster my next trip to the area.)

As to hunting season, the PAGC has rules against mountain biking and hiking/running, I've always included climbing with this even though it is not specific. There is usually a fall cutoff date on the orange regulations plaques that should be at all SGL parking areas. Essentially if your not hunting, they don't want you there. This is only common sense anyways, certainly at a SGL area surrounded by hunting cabins/property.

I've always called the area west of Blacklick (town), Blacklick, these areas I called Brush Valley, but hey what do I know, I only found them a few years ago while running the Ghost Town. There is alot of rock thru the valley for everyone.

This is a reduced res. copy (damn upload limits) of the map I take on runs on the Ghost Town and up and down the hillsides.

Long happy trails and safe climbing,


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