May 6, 2012, 7:41 PM
Registered: Oct 3, 2002
Yes, you can mock lead at Stover. But, you really can't test your gear placements because the rock can be really soft.
I think you should go to the gunks, hire a guide service and learn how to place gear. Then practice a ton. You can go to gunks and place gear within 5 feet of the ground, bounce test it etc. Stover is not the greatest place to learn.
I don't remember if there are bolted routes, I haven't been there in years. I really don't like the rock at RS.
There is sport climbing at Birdsboro. It's an old quarry, the rock can be a bit suspect there as well. Lots of bolted lines from 5.3 to 5.14. You have to lead, as there is really no top rope access.
(This post was edited by gblauer on May 6, 2012, 7:43 PM)