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climbingpa


Oct 21, 2012, 6:05 PM
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Just wanted to let everyone know that I recently posted an online guide to Ohiopyle State Park climbing. There are route descriptions, maps, local information, etc. just like a print guide, created for you, by me, for free. Check it out and enjoy the fall weather in SWPA. You can find it at www.climbpa.blogspot.com

Happy Climbing


mountainman


Feb 26, 2013, 4:33 AM
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Spring is here!!

Many were at Coopers Saturday. It was balmy and a blast! I wasn't very strong, and it's a good thing the season is young!


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mountainman


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What a weekend at the New!! I've never seen such crowds, but everyone was so nice. We still got in all the climbing we wanted.


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Met a nice guy from State College at the Mills yesterday. He said there's not many climbers back there. Maybe there're just hard to find...


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From greater Johnstown area, I try to boulder every Saturday morning if I can at some nice rocks I found in the area. Pretty much have the place to myself, lots of great rock and some higher stuff if anyone is interested in top rope. I primarily boulder though. Always looking for people to climb with but are hard to find in this area.


mountainman


Aug 15, 2013, 10:13 PM
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Urgent message for all local climbers.

Don't park around the gate for Coll's Cove anymore.

Drive past the gate to the first driveway on the left and park on the lawn. Thank Chuck if you see him.

Supposedly the gas company is doing a big upgrade and will be bringing in big machines soon. It's not safe around the gate, and the lawn is a dream come true. Thank Crazy Pete also.


Bodiemc16


Nov 23, 2013, 10:38 PM
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Hey, I'm a freshman at Clarion and I live in evans city (crannberry twp.). But right now I do a lot of bouldering and I climb on my colleges team. I would really like to get into some more outdoors trad stuff but I dont really have anyone who knows how to do that well. So I'm looking for a mentor for the spring and summer months to kinda help me get started building my rack and learning save techniques.
Thanks a lot guys.


mountainman


Jun 23, 2014, 12:49 AM
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This site died because people stopped posting. Therefore there was no interest in checking the site.

Certainly there has been a lot of change. RIP Bill Forrester. Also Big Joe's crippling fall. Layne's move to Bolivia. Dirk's move to Albuquerque.


trockclimbing


Jun 24, 2014, 7:50 AM
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The thing I have notice about SWPA climbers is they seem to keep to themselves… The climbers in other communities like out west are more untied and are far more willing to share info. They seem to talk less climb more, and are willing climb with others. My guess is because of the volume of well-known classics and ongoing development of new climbs.
With that being said many could argue SWPA has notable climbing right here in our backyard.. hmm. Personally I’m not sure if anything in SWPA compares to out west. But I pretty sure there is some really good stuff all over our neck of the woods and I see no reason to travel every free weekend… (Don’t get me wrong - I travel to climb) I just think there is a ton of local rock and I wish we had a local climbing community full of motivated, friendly climbers willing enjoy it… But that just doesn’t seem to be the case.


leopardfeathers


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Just moved to Lebanon and completely agree. I heard there is bouldering in Mt. Gretna so I know there must be climbers somewhere, but I haven't been able to find them. There used to be a Meetup group for either western or central PA climbers but it fizzled out. It's incredibly frustrating. Where are you, rock climbers?


joeforte


Jul 16, 2014, 8:46 PM
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trockclimbing wrote:
The thing I have notice about SWPA climbers is they seem to keep to themselves… The climbers in other communities like out west are more untied and are far more willing to share info. They seem to talk less climb more, and are willing climb with others. My guess is because of the volume of well-known classics and ongoing development of new climbs.
With that being said many could argue SWPA has notable climbing right here in our backyard.. hmm. Personally I’m not sure if anything in SWPA compares to out west. But I pretty sure there is some really good stuff all over our neck of the woods and I see no reason to travel every free weekend… (Don’t get me wrong - I travel to climb) I just think there is a ton of local rock and I wish we had a local climbing community full of motivated, friendly climbers willing enjoy it… But that just doesn’t seem to be the case.

That's a shame. Hopefully someone motivated will change that. SWPA, and all of PA in general has great rock. The community in Eastern PA where I live is very strong. I'm not sure what central PA is like, but I think the Penn State area has a decent community as well. I hope it improves for you out in SWPA! Help him out guys!


bigbear11


Aug 6, 2014, 10:38 AM
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There is definitely good rock all through SWPA, WCPA ect... but climbers are definitely limited and the climbers few that there are as mentioned don't always care to share.

I think of some the problems with sharing climbing locations is that perhaps the people shouldn't be there in the first place so they are a little cautious about spamming the info everywhere and to everyone. ;)

I'm out towards Johnstown area, I tend to boulder because I can do it quickly and locally, not much sport or trad around here but some


mountainman


Aug 6, 2014, 1:33 PM
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We lost a beautiful bolted cliff in Morgantown because of as!@#$%^&* from the ECP. One of them kept leaving his car blocking the road so locals couldn't get to and from their homes. They would leave notes and he would laugh about it. So the owner had the bolts chopped.

Maybe the Explorers Club of Pittsburgh is not to be trusted with nice climbing areas.


bigbear11


Aug 7, 2014, 7:49 AM
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it only takes one *** hat to ruin it for everyone unfortunately.

Ohiopyle is still a nice place to climb, something for everyone there, hopefully it lasts.


mountainman


Aug 7, 2014, 12:48 PM
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Hope to meet you at Ohiopyle someday.


cal60


Aug 12, 2014, 10:27 AM
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Ok man, which cliff was screwed in Morgantown?


mountainman


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