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McConnels Mills

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About McConnels Mills:

A few small crags lie scattered in the Slippery Rock Gorge of McConnell's Mill State Park (aka, the Mills). The two main areas designated for climbing are the Rim Road area and the Breakneck Bridge area. Most of the accessible and popular climbing is at Rim Road. These are small, sometimes dirty cliffs up to 50 feet high. It's mainly top roping and bouldering, with some lines that will take pro. There are bolts at the top of some climbs.

This is only allowed by those w/ permission of DCNR.

It can get crowded on weekends, and
there are some areas in the Mill that are closed to climbing.
If you are not sure if it's closed to climbing, ask a ranger, or just don't climb there.
Nearest town or city: McConnells Mill
From I-79: get off at the 422 exit and head west for about a mile and a half.
You'll see a brown sign indicating McConnell's Mill State park.
Stay in the left lane, and take a left onto the park entrance road which is after you go under Route 19.
Follow this road till you come to a T. Turn right and go to the next T.
Take a right and follow the road down to the Old Mill.
Make a sharp left, go through the covered bridge, and up the hill.
Take the first right toward the top of the hill. You will find many pulloffs along the road, a kiosk, and a porta-john.
Latitude, Longitude: 40.95340, -80.17590
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Camping: Pay
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Forum Discussions (13 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies wrong rope in red metolius rope ebarrow 2 Sep 15 2009, 8:48 AM
With Replies Camping fatal3rr 9 Nov 09 2010, 2:32 PM
With Replies Confusion NDKalltheway 3 Apr 14 2009, 11:48 AM
With Replies Route name change. OutrdJunkie 5 Apr 18 2008, 5:55 AM
With Replies Anyone climbing yet at McConnell's Mills? OutrdJunkie 2 Apr 16 2008, 5:14 PM
No Replies Current conditions at McConnell's Mill phlsphr 0 Sep 02 2004, 8:22 AM
No Replies Need a summer '04 Mills buddy!!! zeffe 0 May 30 2004, 11:07 AM
No Replies Quarry near McConnells Mill wants to blast closer. arrettinator 0 May 25 2004, 11:31 AM
No Replies Unlock McConnell's Mill, PA boss 0 May 20 2004, 11:33 AM
With Replies Bridge out at McConnels Mill arrettinator 10 Oct 13 2004, 2:27 PM
With Replies Project Area? arrettinator 1 Jun 18 2003, 7:13 PM
With Replies cheeseman farm camping tennjed33 3 Apr 24 2009, 7:41 AM
With Replies who else climbs here? charley 6 Apr 12 2009, 7:55 PM