About Dauphin Narrows:
This crag is absolutely massive. It is probably the biggest crag in PA except for DWG. However, there are a lot of runout slabs so the number of routes on good protectable rock are not as many as one may hope.
General description of rock at Dauphin Narrows:
There are a few rusty bolts and old pitons, which may be replaced in the near future, but the style of this crag is definately trad. The slab is often run-out. Non-slab portions are very featured and a wide variety of placements are available. A lot of the vertical cracks are flaring, the horizontals eat up hexes. Mostly you will need mid-size cams and hexes (15 - 60mm), and small/med stoppers. If you have BallNutz they come in handy. Bring lots of long slings, as the routes wander quite a bit. There is some choss, especially on the north buttress, the south buttress is for the most part pretty solid.
WALKIE-TALKIES are highly recommended, as the noise of the traffic makes communication difficult or impossible otherwise. HELMETS are very highly recommended, there is loose rock there and potential pendulum falls.
I am in the process of updating this page, making things consistent with Tim Garland's 1989 guide (yes, it exists!) and adding new routes. Let me know if you have questions or comments, please.
|Nearest town or city:||Dauphin|
|Directions:||At the southern end of the town of Dauphin (on Second Mountain) along the railroad tracks. Take the Dauphin Boro exit from 322W, at the end of the ramp take the 180 right turn and drive straight back towards the rocks.|
|Latitude, Longitude:||40.36160, -76.92600|
|When to Climb:||Update|
|Quantity of Climbs:||Year|
Forum Discussions (4 posts)
|D Narrows||hildenmw||0||Jun 08 2014, 9:20 AM|
|Dauphin Narrows Access alert||ericbeyeler||2||Jun 04 2007, 12:15 PM|
|Climbing at Dauphin Narrows||ericbeyeler||9||Aug 21 2006, 1:09 PM|
|Dauphin Narrows -- a climbing area?||jkarns||12||Jan 17 2007, 9:22 PM|