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Lacey


Jul 12, 2010, 6:50 AM
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New to the climbing scene in Philly.  (North_America: United_States: Pennsylvania: Southeastern_Region)
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Hey all! Moved from Cincy. Used to climb at the Red River Gorge. Also climbed out in Utah In Big and little Cottonwood Canyon.

Looking for someone to go climbing with here in Philly. I live in South Philly. And i havent been climbing since March. Id love to find someone to introduce me to the area ( climbing wise) Id love to meet some fun lovin people who just go out and climb to have a good time.


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Jul 12, 2010, 7:48 AM
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Hello. There's not much outdoor climbing around Philly. You have birdsboro which is about an hour away (close to reading) all lead climbs. high rocks another hour. Mostly top rope and some lead. And the gunks which is up by new York. We have one gym in Philly called "go vertical" its on del Ave and Penn St. Behind club roxy. Ill meet up there if u want


ConverseClimber


Jul 12, 2010, 8:20 AM
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i live in the philly suburbs but yea youre not gonna find much like the red here haha theres also haycock mountain and Mt. gretna for bouldering. and go vertical is a very cool gym but MAAAAAAAAD expensive haha


Lacey


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Thanks for the info. Ill travel for some good rock for sure. haha! Im not super into indorr climbing. But if thats all thats available then i guess ill have to take a peek at it. Ill let you know if i go and indeed we can meet up!

Thank you to both of you for the info!
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There is a lot of rock about 1.5 hours north of you. This site has some of it listed. Also check out www.bluebiner.com for a very good 250 page eastern PA guidebook.

What type of climbing do you prefer?


Lacey


Jul 14, 2010, 12:13 PM
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Ill check it out thanks!

I enjoy sport. Last summer i got into lead climbing.
I love cracks . Over hangs are my weakness. But i love a challenge


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Jul 14, 2010, 12:56 PM
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Check out GoVertical in center city by the river at the end of spring garden street.
www.govertical.com

Walk into the gym and just ask a random climber to join them whether it be Sport/Tr/Bouldering, they'll likely greet you with a warm smile and a 'Welcome to Philly'.

Surely you'll hear people discussing weekend trips to the Gunks (GREAT trad climbing 2.5 hours away in New Paltz,NY), the Red or New River Gorges down south, or up to New Hampshire. If you ask around, you'll get an invite.

Enjoy!

Charlie


Lacey


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Thanks Charlie! your the best


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