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Controlledfreefall


May 27, 2010, 7:48 PM
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NEW CLIMBING GROUND!!!!  (North_America: United_States: Pennsylvania: Southcentral_Region)
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I'm stuck I live in the middle of Farm Central and can't travel TOO far on my weekends away from the military :-\ I live in Lebanon County near Pine Grove but i just can not find any Rocks to TR or lead. Can anyone help me find more places in this area??? i wish we had a Post steeple around here instead of two hours away.


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I'm stuck I live in the middle of Farm Central and can't travel TOO far on my weekends away from the military :-\ I live in Lebanon County near Pine Grove but i just can not find any Rocks to TR or lead. Can anyone help me find more places in this area??? i wish we had a Post steeple around here instead of two hours away.

South central... just go to the NRG or Seneca.


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Whats the NRG and Seneca?

Thanks for the help


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Controlledfreefall wrote:
Whats the NRG and Seneca?
An answer on a silver platter and he still succeeds in knocking everything over onto the floor.


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Yea, Thanks for the help.... when i Googled it and it came up in West Virginia, just wanted to make sure i had the right place since i was asking for places in South Centeral Pennsylvania....


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Controlledfreefall wrote:
Yea, Thanks for the help.... when i Googled it and it came up in West Virginia, just wanted to make sure i had the right place since i was asking for places in South Centeral Pennsylvania....


Also, Coopers Rock is near Morgantown, WV. There are fun topropes, some leads and bouldering. I went there a couple years ago and I had fun there and would recommend it for a day trip or weekend. There is a camprgound too. Be prepared to anchor off of trees.


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If i get a chance to go to WV i'll hit up these three places, Thanks


naitch


May 28, 2010, 4:15 AM
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Did you ever think of using the Routes section of this site?

http://www.rockclimbing.com/...Southcentral_Region/

Nothing like Seneca or the NRG but a little investigation on your part seems like it would yield plenty of closer opportunities.


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I have looked in there i've even clicked on the road maps, the closest i can fine out of all the south centeral and the southeast centeral is 35 mins away. not bad i really like the look of Post Steeple but that is over two hours from where i live. i have done my research with what i have found on this site. i am just asking if anyone knows of anywhere closer to my location. i am sorry if i make it seem like i am illiterate or something but i am new to this site and am just trying to find a place i can pack up my gear on my weekends away from the military without leaving the state and not driving half the day to get to the location.

I am Sorry.


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Boxcar Rocks is the closest crag to you, and it has some nice climbs. Also, head north to Mocanaqua and/or Stoney Ridge for more good climbing. Birdsboro quarry near Reading is another option for sport climbs.

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Okay Pole Steeple, in Pine Grove Furnace State Park, out by Newville, which i assume you are referring to, blows. It's crap. Maybe two half decent climbs, and that's stretching it. If you're in the cub scouts maybe, but other than that, save yourself a trip. Close to you is Chickies Rock, lots of easy top roping and trad, great views, easy access. It's in Columbia, PA, which isn't too far from you. Also, Birdsboro Quarry, near Reading, about 50 short sport climbs, decent stuff, although the rock quality is not the greatest. Otherwise, if you're looking to make a trip towards pole steeple, hit White Rocks at Pond Bank, like Chickies it has lots of easy top rope and trad, and great views, with easy setups for top rope anchors, or Shaeffers rocks, another solid toprope area, although most of the climbs there are a little harder than white rocks and chickies, falling in the 5.8-5.11 range. IF you want to boulder you live close to Centralia, or Mt. Gretna, which has some of the best bouldering central pa has to offer.


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http://bluebiner.com/all-pa-guidebooks.html

You can check out the Central PA E-book.
It's a comprehensive guide for Central PA. It has all the routes at Boxcar Rocks including topos, photos, and descriptions for all the sport and trad routes. Boxcar is very close to Pine Grove and Leb County.


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35 min. drive to a crag sounds great. I've lived 3 hours from the closest decent (non bouldering) climbing area before. even 2 hours is not a bad commute once or twice a month. its an expensive sport, in large part due to the travel required (regardless of where you live)


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That's really cool that you've got the e-guides available Rob. When is the full bound edition coming out?


Controlledfreefall


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Wow, Thanks everyone for the details. This is the kinda stuff i was looking for!!!!

I'm dont care if i have to travel to climb i just have a limit to how far i can go because the military requires that i stay within a certain zone.

These all are great, i will start getting directions to all of them!

Rob


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Are you at Indiantown Gap? I've had Blackhawks fly over boxcar when I used to climb there that were heading to the base.
If you boulder you might want to check out Mt Gretna. There is nice stuff there and its near Leb also.
chetroy.com is a good place to met up with locals for beta there
Rob


Controlledfreefall


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Thanks Rob, Yea i am out at the Fort IndianTown Gap. we have black hawks, snooks, huyes, that are constintly in the air. Boxcar Rocks is the closest climb to be. i've been climbing for a big and would like to get a bit more of a challenge out of climbing. when i was an Instructor teaching others how to climb a buddy of mine (the other instructor) started researching Dan Osman and all his greatness and discovered his "Controlled Free Falling" so not only am i looking for a place to Top Rope and Lead climb but possibly something high enough to practice our CFF, doesn't seem like PA is the state for CFF maybe only Yosemite or something.

Thanks for all the Help


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I believe there is a place in West Virginia where you can practice controlled freefall... There are some REALLY BIG bridges down there (largest in the hemisphere).

I recommend the Central PA guidebook. Lots of information in there!


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