Monday, March 22, 2010

PA Sandstone

Saturday we made the drive north to climb on some world class pennsylvania sandstone. The sandstone in northern PA is beautiful. It reminds me of a combination of The New, with its huge white sandstone faces and Coopers, with its house size boulders and overhanging faces. The boulders we climbed at sit on top of two ridges separated by a stream. The approach is long and steep but the effort is worth it. At the top of both ridges are house size free standing sandstone boulders. With project after project lining the hill top it can be hard to stay focused.

Our trip went really well and i was able to repeat some of the classics that were established by locals and the select few who have directions to this paradise. I was also able to put up a couple new lines that are sooo rad!! To date each ridge has about 40 - 80 established boulder problems making a grand total of around 120 total established climbs, the idea is to change that this spring. I cant wait to return. Pics and vid to come soon!

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