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Rock Climbing New Jersey (2000)



Paul Nick and Neil Sloane, published by Falcon Guides
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Not a Pennsylvania guidebook, but it covers some crags near the state line, including Ralph Stover State Park and Mount Minsi.
Rob Holzman's PA climbing guide cover from his web...

Pennsylvania Climbing and Bouldering Guidebook (2010)



Rob Holzman / Blue Biner Guidebooks
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Areas in the book include: Delaware Water Gap, Bruce Lake Bouldering, Big Boulder, Lehigh Gorge, Francis E. Walter Dam, Mocanaqua Main Wall, Mocanaqua Boulder Garden, Paradise Rock, The Library, Squirrel Rock, Emmaus Bouldering Area, Bauer's Rock, Haycock Mountain, Ralph Stover state Park, and others in central and western PA.

Climb Pennsylvania (2007)



Curt Harler
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Climb Pennsylvania, second edition, 2007. Looks like an overview of climbing areas in PA.

Rock 'n' Road: An Atlas of North American Rock Climbing Areas



Tim Toula
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Rock 'n' Road: An Atlas of North American Rock Climbing Areas includes a chapter on Pennsylvania. It only gives the broadest notes on climbing areas - many of which have closed since it was published - but it gives curious climbers ideas about where to look - or avoid looking - for new routes.
Book cover from Griz's website.

Ice Climbing Pennsylvania



Griz Guides
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Griz Guides has some free sample downloads from this book on their website. Covers the Narrows and many other areas.

Birdsboro topo (free PDF)



Distributed by Reading Rocks
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The current one-page topo of Birdsboro climbs is available for free at the Reading Rocks website.
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Stone Crusade: A Historical Guide to Bouldering in America



John Sherman / American Alpine Club
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Stone Crusade has a (two page) chapter on Livezey Rock.
The excellent cover of Tom's 1985 guide!

Red Rock: A Climber's Guide to High Rocks (out of print)



Tom Stryker
Red Rock: A Climber's Guide to High Rocks, Tom Stryker, 1985. Out of print.

"Green Guide" (out of print)



Peter Kolman and Kirby Ellis
Peter Kolman and Kirby Ellis wrote the "Green Guide" in 1974. Long out-of-print.
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Climb High Rocks State Park (2011)



Paul Nick
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Paul Nick's self-published guide, updated in 2011. This is the most current and complete guide to High Rocks at Ralph Stover State Park.

His 1997 first version of the guide for this area was titled, "Classic Rock Climbs No. 12: Ralph Stover State Park, Pennsylvania."

Chickies Rock Climbing Guide (free PDF)



Michael Hartman
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A great free self-published guide by Michael Hartman.

Safe Harbor South Mini-Guide (free PDF)



Eric Hörst/Safe Harbor Climbing
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A free downloadable PDF mini-guide by Eric Hörst, a decades-long developer of the crag with many first ascents there.
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Haycock Mountain Bouldering (2012)



Char Fetterolf
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A new 2012 edition of Char's original out-of-print guidebook is in print.

Rocky Ridge Google Maps Guide (free online map)



Eric Heiden et al/Google Maps
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Eric Heiden's excellent online map to bouldering at Rocky Ridge.

Blue Run Rocks (free online guide)



Nathan Heston
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A free online guide to Blue Run.

Governor Dick Bouldering Guide



Travis Gault
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Direct quote from the Gretna Bouldering Committee on Facebook, from December 2011:

"The guidebook is out!!! You can find it for sale at Climbnasium right now. It will also be available for sale at the Environmental Center in the next few months. All proceeds benefit the Gretna Bouldering Committee. Thanks to Travis Gault for his 100% donation!! Splendid work Trav!"

Check with GBC for current prices and availability.

Coll's Cove pre-guide



Pete Baertsch
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Pete shared a free pre-release of his full guide in progress at one point, but my link went dead. Check the Coll's Cover page on FB, which seems like a live contact line.

Dauphin Narrows Climbs (free PDF)



Eric Beyeler
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Eric Beyeler has generously shared his guide at the URL below.
The topo from the linked guide.

Tim Anderson's Breakneck Guide



Tim Anderson
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A great online guide to Breakneck on Tim's blog, Climbing PA!

South Mountain Bouldering Guide



Seth Durr / Ask for it at Climbnasium in Mechanicsburg
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Seth Derr wrote:

"New South Mountain Bouldering guide is finished and available for purchase at Climbnasium in Mechanicsburg for $15.00. Includes Whiskey Springs, Tumbling Run, Purgatory, and Walnut Bottom. Full color photos, route descriptions, etc etc. Stop in and check it out."
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