Overhanging, possibly solidly but thinnly protecta...
West facing. Some solid rock with various features. There are routes that are less-than-vertical and there are routes that are vertical and overhanging. The two pillars on the right top of the wall are overhanging, the left most has a nice, thin, crack up the middle.
This wall averages 50ft in height and is roughly 120ft long/wide.
From the parking lot (upper most lot at Rock One Area) head south toward Brown Rocks. Once at Brown Rocks head farther south still angling west (towards the forest floor) and walking down through the boulder field. The wall is the next major formation after Brown Rocks. The State Forest boundary ends just South of Exploration Wall.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Exploration Wall:
Start directly under small roof with a short overhanging section and a crack just above it. Once you pull the roof follow the broken crack to the ledge then its a very short traverse to a crack in a bulge. Take this crack in the bulge (couple moves, short) to the top out. ...[more]Browse More Classics in PA
This was discovered, as far as I know, today. It is not mentioned in any guide book or on any web site known to me. There are no established routes at this time. The crack up the pillar looks fun, thin protection but looks doable. Also some nice left leaning cracks around the middle of the wall. Plenty of route creating opportunities. Pictures to come tomorrow.
This area is ready for some lower to moderate trad climbs to be put up. Some harder lines exist for sure (see the photos of the left most pillar/block) around the wall. Come on out, create a route and share with us here!
Also this area is setup PERFECTLY for `practicing` multi pitch. If following the way some of this wall is set up naturally it breaks down into 3 natural pitches. Create your own mountain multi pitch climbs and `practice` your anchor building and rope management skills here on your own first ascent even.
Bouldery problems exist on the `3rd` natural pitch just left (when facing the wall) of the overhanging left most pillar/block.
This is a non-serious rock climbing destination (compared to Gunks, Rifle, J Tree, etc) so have some fun!
3/11/2013 - explored the wall this weekend. My friends put up 2 routes. After exploring more I think, with an eye for detail, a few quality routes are there. There is potential for a lot of "less than ideal" lines but still appreciative for the "extra" rock at Pond Bank.