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Governor Dick (aka Mt. Gretna)

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About Governor Dick (aka Mt. Gretna):

Excellent diabase bouldering in the Governor Dick Nature Preserve. Hundreds of boulder problems have been established, but they tend to be very spread out and challenging to find without a tour. Directions to the Colflesh area are given below as a starting point.

Late Fall to Early Spring is the time to visit. Summer brings Jungle like conditions, humidity, and lots of ticks. Be careful; this is a known hotspot for Lyme disease!

DO NOT CUT NEW TRAILS!!!
Nearest town or city: Mt. Gretna
Directions: Park in the big lot at the new Environmental Education Center located on Pinch Rd. above the village of Mt. Gretna.

To get to Some of the rock: Pick up a trail at the far corner of the parking area. Take the trail back towards the Environmental Ed Center, passing behind it. At the first intersection, continue to the right and down hill. The trail continues to curve to the right. Keep your eyes open on the downhill/left side of the trail. You will see some rock in the woods. These are the tops of the boulders. This is the Colflesh area. It is the closest and easiest area to find at Gretna. There are many more areas for the intrepid adventurer.
Latitude, Longitude: 40.23733, -76.45580
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When to Climb: Autumn
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Forum Discussions (6 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Can't find the Matrix Area newclimbing 1 Oct 01 2010, 7:57 AM
With Replies gretna highball dmh5150 1 Sep 11 2010, 3:38 PM
With Replies Gretna Directions - Should they be posted? jkarns 2 Oct 24 2005, 7:07 AM
No Replies Gretna Directions - Should they be posted? jkarns 0 Oct 21 2005, 11:31 AM
With Replies tower boulders... rwaltermyer 8 Apr 09 2005, 5:58 AM
With Replies Governor Dick/Gretna Bouldering...ok to repost beta??? rwaltermyer 2 Oct 15 2012, 2:05 PM