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Gin & Juice 
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Pedal Extension 

Pedal Boulder  


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Description 

The Pedal Boulder is along the trail after passing the Split boulders and before one reaches the Pyramid/Dish area. It is one lone boulder that houses the best hard problems at Governor Stables. Before the climbs were completed, it was called the Project boulder. None of the problems were redpointed, or even scrubbed prior to 2004. Locals had always eyed this boulder and referred it to as the future of the area. This boulder was the last one developed at Governor Stables, due to the sheer difficulty of the problems.

The name of the boulder alludes to the bicycle foot positions required to hold the lip from the undercling handholds. Joel Torretti and Anthony DiSanto are the developers of the problems on this boulder. The two main problems on this boulder are some of the most tried V9 problems in south-central Pennsylvania. They are well worth the effort. Gin & Juice, No Bedlam and Pedal Extension would be classic at any bouldering area in the country.

Getting There 

The Pedal boulder is along the main trail after passing the Cave/Humpback area and the Split boulders before reaching the Dish/Pyramid area. The 45 degree overhanging face is down in a ditch on the right side of the trail. It is a striking boulder with a very sloping diabase topout, and is one of the best rocks of it's type at any diabase area in Pennsylvania. The rock quality, holds and movement are impeccable.

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Weather station 1.5 miles from here

3 Total Routes

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Gin & Juice V9 7C  PA : South Central PA : ... : Pedal Boulder
Gin & Juice is in my opinion the best hard problem at Governor Stables. It is also one of the best problems at any diabase area in Pennsylvania, including Mount Gretna and Haycock. I think it is one of the top five V9's in Pennsylvania, encompassing all rock types and styles. Begin this challenging problem on the right side of the 45 degree overhang on a good underclings with smears for the feet. Bust the right hand up to a flat hold that is exactly vertical just to stall on it, finagle the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in PA

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