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Coll's Cove Bouldering

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Coll's Cove Bouldering 

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Elevation: 2,200'
Location: 39.93173, -79.54518 View Map  Incorrect?
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Coll's Cove is a SWPA gem! Nestled beneath a mediocre cliff line exists hundreds of boulder problems on fine-grained "pa gritstone". With classics ranging from V0 to V10, and projects that will go in the double digits, Coll's has alot to offer. It is located on PA State Game Lands, and climbing is currently allowed. Please respect popular hunting seasons.

Keep in mind that listed here is only a handfull of the absolute classics, you are only seeing a small fraction of what is really here. You just have to come see for yourself!

Getting There 

Follow GPS Coordinates to the entrance road on your left marked with a green gate and no parking sign, then continue another 50 yards and pull into the driveway on your left. Park in the yard to your left, then walk back to the green gated road. Walk about a 1/4 mile down this gas line access road. When the road splits to the right, look left for the obvious logging trail. This will lead you into the main area.

33 Total Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Coll's Cove Bouldering:
White Lightning   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Main Area
Reallyreally Good   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   Main Area
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Pete having some Slopey Seconds V7 in the early days when it was still a project.

Slopey Seconds V7 7A+  PA : Coll's Cove Bouldering : Main Area
Start as low as you can on the slopey lip, with a good left hand and right hand under the roof. Get a left heel on and start slappin your way to the point....[more]   Browse More Classics in PA

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By Pete Baertsch
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Oct 23, 2012

I'm releasing the pre-guide to the general public! It features some of the best lines and areas at Coll's Cove, but there is much much more. The full official guide is still being produced due to continued development, and (pending some access issues) will be available soon. Please feel free to contact me if you want any more information.

Coll's Cove pre-guide v1.9

By Pete Baertsch
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Nov 15, 2012

Hunting season closures! Colls cove will be closed from November 17th to 21st for bear and November 26th to December 8th for deer. You may still go on Sundays as long as you wear some flame orange. We take it upon ourselves to restrict our own access during these popular hunting seasons. Please spread the word!

By Pete Baertsch
From: Pittsburgh, PA
Mar 24, 2013

PARKING UPDATE: Please goto the Coll's Cove Facebook page for up-to-date info about parking and access.