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Hunter's Rocks (Rocky Ridge Natural Area)

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Hunter's Rocks (Rocky Ridge Natural Area) 


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Location: 40.5502, -77.8586 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
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Description 

Hunter's Rocks is mostly on state game lands area, and partly in Rocky Ridge Natural Area. A small, closed section is on private land, so respect this and help preserve access to the public areas.

When you see the first boulders at the top of the trail, the private section is down a small trail to the left. The public section is everything to the right and along the ridge.

This area has seen active development since the 1950's. While many original route names and first ascents are lost to history, whatever you call it, there is ample excellent bouldering at Hunter's Rocks.

Eric Heiden shared an excellent Google Maps guide of the area:
Google Maps guide


Getting There 

The coordinates here will get you driving directions to the main parking lot on Frew Road.

Since you will approach on or near Pennsylvania State Game lands, be sure to wear orange when it's hunting season.


31 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Hunter's Rocks (Rocky Ridge Natural Area):
Saddle Burr   V1+ 5     Boulder   The Main Area
Mojo   V1-2 5     Boulder   Private Property - do not u...
Incredarete   V3 6A     Boulder   The Main Area
Hunger Artist Stand   V4- 6B     Boulder   The Powercut
Cockblock   V4 6B     Boulder   The Main Area
Mushroom Tattoo   V6 7A     Boulder   The Main Area
Standard American Accent   V7 7A+     Boulder, 14'   The Main Area
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By Jeremiah Johnson
From: Hershey PA
Aug 7, 2010

Link to directions here.

By Eric Heiden
From: Derry, NH
Dec 5, 2011

I'd like to populate this guide with the climbs on Public land (Mojo is on private property). To do this I'd appreciate if the admins could create 3 subsections: the main area (standard american accent and surrounding boulders), the power cut, and a small area I did some developing in, further northeast up the ridgeline - dubbed "The Oaks."

I'd be happy to do the work if someone could make me an admin for the area.

For the meantime here is my google-maps guide of the area:
Google Maps guide

By Justin Johnsen
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Dec 6, 2011

Hey Eric, thanks for writing up these routes! I'll divide them up as you asked when I get to a desktop PC (off in phone limbo now). If you want to be an admin permanently let me know, and I'll pass it on to the site owners. Otherwise I'm glad to do this one time sort. Thanks!

By Eric Heiden
From: Derry, NH
Dec 22, 2011

Justin - I'd love to become an administrator for Hunters. I'm not longer in the area but I'm active on MP and have a fair amount of information piled away in my brain about Hunters. I'd love to see more people on the public land climbs out there.

By Justin Johnsen
Administrator
From: Sacramento, CA
Jan 26, 2012

Hey Eric, I think MP's admins prefer to keep the admin structure as simple as possible, except for really massive individual climbing areas. Interested in being a PA co-admin? Heh.

I transferred ownership of the new areas I created to you. Have at it, and let me know how I can help.

By Rick Mix
Apr 21, 2012

Mojo @ Hunters was put up by Randy Burks circa '88 (or earlier)
He and I added the sit sometime shortly after that. Come to think of it, we did quite a few routes that never got recorded, and thence renamed,regraded, etc. Don't really care too much about that, but I do care about guidebook authors just randomly making stuff up rather than doing WORK and RESEARCH before going to press. I know, that's crazy talk, but it would be nice to see effort put forth.

Sorry 'bout the rant.


Rick Mix

By Bodie Mccosby
From: Evans City, Pennsylvania
Jan 5, 2014

I'm gonna be heading up towards state college to pick up my organic crash pad I ordered. So I thought while I'm up there I might aswell make it a weekend trip and climb at hunters rocks. Anyone want to show me around while I'm up there? I'm not sure, but I think it will be a weekend in mid February. Thanks.