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Bauer Rock (South Mountain)

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About Bauer Rock (South Mountain):

Enough bouldering and short topropes to keep most mortals busy for several days, At least!! Some very high quality here. The rock is like a coarse gritstone with excelent friction quality, its also generally very solid, and fragile looking features can be very strong. Cracks and flakes seem to come from no where and provide climbing on beautifully sculpted surfaces. The main or central pile of boulders "Bauer Rock" are heavily used by partiers and so are trashed, but do have some excellent short top ropes and good bouldering on them. There are all the others (actually where all the best bouldering is, about eight or so large to medium size boulders) are in good to excellent condition. Individual route descriptions are from the perspective of facing uphill towards the main faces of the boulders because they usually face downhill. The sunrise to sunset park hours are strictly enforced!! If its dark and your back there expect to be "interviewed" by Lower Saucon's finest.
Nearest town or city: Allentown
Directions: From rt.309 take Emmaus Ave. exit and head east to South Fourth St.(about ten or fifteen minutes, Dunkin Doughnuts on the corner) turn right (south) and at the top of the hill turn left at the light, this is East Rock Road, drive for about a mile , park on right at the sign for Big Rock Park (small pull off). Follow trail/access road past fenced in towers. Trail then breaks off into a Y. Easier boulders are to the left but be prepared to bushwack.
Latitude, Longitude: 40.56820, -75.43580
Access Issues:
When to Climb: Autumn Winter
Quantity of Climbs: Week

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Forum Discussions (9 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies Big Rock Park Twitch008 0 May 26 2014, 5:50 PM
No Replies climbing knobby03 0 Aug 09 2012, 11:12 AM
With Replies Come On! decemberdays27 5 May 14 2007, 8:35 AM
With Replies Access? maxiter 1 Oct 29 2005, 5:57 PM
With Replies problem editing rico10a 9 Apr 29 2005, 8:36 PM
No Replies edit aclove 0 Apr 24 2005, 7:50 AM
With Replies Need a New map scubasnyder 8 Apr 24 2005, 10:57 AM
With Replies Existing bolts? pusherem 4 Aug 17 2004, 8:21 AM
With Replies Bauer Rock cleanup! kagunkie 2 May 20 2002, 6:39 AM