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Old Rausch Gap Railroad Bridge

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About Old Rausch Gap Railroad Bridge:

Rausch Gap is an old mining town demolished when the state bought the Stoney Valley land about 100 years ago. Theres a neat old bridge foundation back there perfect for some climbing practice(certainly not hard but definately fun). The height ranges from 15-45ft. I would say all of it free solo climbable, but the 45ft climb is TR able with trees on the top to anchor to. It's a longer hike but its a great place to go camping(right off of Appalachian Trail land) so if you like hiking this is a fun place to stop. Only warning I have for you is some of the small rocks are loose, so just check your hold before you try to dyno from it.
Nearest town or city: Fort Indiantown Gap/Lickdale
Directions: Go to the Hawk Watch area at Fort Indiantown Gap and instead of taking the right to go to the overlook go right down the other side. Continue on this road(NO LOW CARS or you will get stuck, and only one tow company goes back here and they charge a fortune) to the end there is a parking lot next to a field. Theres a path straight into the woods, take that and it will lead you right to the RAILS TO TRAILS run. You will want to take a right here and hike roughly 1-1.5hrs until you come to a bridge(first and only bridge on this way). Pass this bridge and take the AT Relocation trail to the left. Follow it until it hits a T and take a left.(from the RAIL TO TRAILS its about 10-15min) and that last trail will take you right to the bridge.
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Access Issues: None, it is State Land and I have been using this area for a while and had no one say anything to me other than some people stop and ask about Rock Climbing in general and thought it was cool I hiked and camped and climbed all together.
Camping: Free
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Quantity of Climbs: Day

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No Replies be careful at Old Rausch Gap Railroad Bridge; SE Pennsylvania mounter 0 Apr 01 2010, 7:16 PM