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Climbing in Philadelphia - the City of Brotherly Love, and of Jackass - and its suburbs. Most things that get climbed in the city are boulders, with a few scattered places to climb sport or toprope.

Areas include Pennypack Park, the Schuylkill River Trail, Swedish Cabin, Wissahickon Valley Park, and the odd bolted bridge or dam.

Climbers from Philly can find a few worthwhile crags within an hour's drive. For trad and toprope, High Rocks at Ralph Stover State Park offers the most choices. Many sport routes can be had at Birdsboro Quarry. Hundreds of boulder problems on quality quartzite can be found at Haycock Mountain.


Getting There 

Various location in the city of Philadelphia.


27 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Philadelphia:
The Seven   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
Zig Zag   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
Unnnamed   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     TR, 20'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
The Eight   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
Directissima   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
The Nine   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     TR, 1 pitch, 30'   Wissahickon Valley Park : Livezey Rock
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Featured Route For Philadelphia
Most of the Seven is visible in this shot.

The Seven 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  PA : Philadelphia : ... : Livezey Rock
Starts in front of the manhole cover. Follows a low easy ledge up and to the right, then small ledges up to the left, and up to the ledge with the plaque. From the ledge, up to the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in PA

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