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OutrdJunkie


Jul 2, 2007, 8:08 PM
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Alum Rock  (North_America: United_States: Pennsylvania: Northwestern_Region)
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I was wanting to know if anyone has ever heard of Alum Rocks near Knox, Pa. I went there today on a tip from a friend. Nice places to top rope. Possibly up to 10 routes available. Some are easy 5.3 and some I spotted with my brother that are possibly 5.8, maybe.


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I am from knox. I actually have never gone there before. I know it has been used in the winter for ice climbing. Typically I have never known of anyone to use it in the summer. It may be drier this year that it is possible. Most of the local climbing I do is at panther caves. Halfway between oilcity and tionesta. roughly 20 min from knox. PM me if you ever want to get out. I try to get out a fair amount and have a wall at my house when I can't get out.


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Got any photos or a description of what the area is like? Rock city, ridge line, height? Thanks.


OutrdJunkie


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Well there is about all the above. There is an overlook with about 3 different routes on it approx. 45 feet. Then if you have ever been to McConnells mills there are massive rocks like there. I spotted a few climbs on a few of the mammoth rocks. Not really much boldering available. There is a nice waterfall with a couple climbs right beside it(probably ice climbs in the winter). I can remember about 10 different top roping routes i would have attempted, all ranging from 15 to45 feet. I didn't get any pix of the climbs my camera was messed up. I will be back to map routes and and get the heights.
41 9.37'N, 79 37.95'W (NAD27)
I'm pretty sure thats the coords(Topozone says so anyway)


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