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Boxcar Rocks (aka Chinese Wall)

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About Boxcar Rocks (aka Chinese Wall):

An interesting hunk of quartz pebble conglomerate ranging from about 40-75 feet. Generally the climbs are short and crimpy following the numerous cracks. However, there are some hard face climbs using just the cobble stones! The wall of conglomerate goes for at least three miles (getting progressively smaller and smaller as it goes), but there is a TONS of potential for lots of climbing or at least bouldering lines. Setting top rope anchors can be challenging due to the elevated nature of the rock on all sides from the surrounding terrain.
Nearest town or city: Gold Mine
Directions: From Tower City: Rt. 325 W from Tower City exit of I-81. Before airport, take Gold Mine Rd south over first major ridge. After ridge look for a driveway/parking lot on the left, it is the one just downhill of the big wide open parking lot. The road has a gate across it, where hunters also park. Note: There a numerous gates along this road. The coords to the gate you want is N40.32.672 W76.32.136 From Lickdale: Follow Rt. 72 North and it will turn into Rt. 443 by Swatara State Park. Follow 443 East through state park to Gold Mine Rd. Look for the same parking lot on the right as you are crossing over the second mountain (Almost at the top of the crest in the second). Hiking Instructions: Follow road up the hill for about 4-6 minutes (two tenths of a mile). A beaten down trail through thick evergreens will on appear on the right. Follow trail for only about 300 yds to rock. Climbing is on the back side of the rocks as they appear when you first see them.
Latitude, Longitude: 40.54412, -76.53531
Access Issues: No Access Issues as this is state land, but kindly help clean up from the people that party there so this is always accessible.
Camping: No
When to Climb:
Quantity of Climbs: Day

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Forum Discussions (7 posts)

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
With Replies Boxcar Rocks Xmas Week? RobG814 3 Jan 10 2014, 9:26 PM
With Replies Boxcar's New Routes, Adopt-A-Crag 2 Perhaps??? chalker7 31 Sep 13 2010, 8:54 AM
With Replies updated coordinates ebarrow 2 Jul 01 2007, 4:09 PM
With Replies Adopt-a-crag day at Boxcar Rocks roclimb 15 Jul 19 2007, 3:05 PM
With Replies Boxcar Topo eddietheteddie 5 May 12 2007, 10:03 AM
With Replies Boxcar Rocks, PA Do you know anything about it? gblauer 39 Oct 08 2003, 8:01 AM
With Replies Any more bouldering other the main rock? rwaltermyer 5 Feb 10 2004, 9:12 AM