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Warm-up Area Rock Climbing 

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Location: 40.12947, -76.6946 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Justin Johnsen, The Stoned Master, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Seth Derr on Dec 30, 2011
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  • Description 

    The warm-up area is the first cluster of boulders you come to when you arrive at GS. Problems here range from easy to hard, but an abundance of easier lines combined with its location make this the perfect place to warm up.

    Getting There 

    First Boulders reached at GS. 10 minutes from the parking lot, 5 from the road.

    Climbing Season

    For the Governor Stable area.

    Weather station 1.5 miles from here

    16 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Warm-up Area

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Warm-up Area:
    The Scoop   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
    Private Slabby   V0 4     Boulder, 16'   
    Glass Arete   V1 5     Boulder   
    Glass Menagerie   V3 6A     Boulder   
    Ballarete   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 12'   
    Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Warm-up Area

    Featured Route For Warm-up Area
    Rock Climbing Photo: Ballarete

    Ballarete V3-4 6A+  PA : South Central PA : ... : Warm-up Area
    There's a sit and a stand. The stand goes at V3, the sit at V4, although in my opinion the sit isn't all that difficult. The problem itself is a little contrived, as the giant jug out left is off. Apparently you have to stay near the arete. All that being said, it's a fun problem with some interesting balance. Try it. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in PA

    Photos of Warm-up Area Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: The Scoop, Ballarete, Karmic Power, Etc
    The Scoop, Ballarete, Karmic Power, Etc
    Rock Climbing Photo: Twin Soldiers, Royal With Cheese, Etc
    Twin Soldiers, Royal With Cheese, Etc

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    By Tim Waystrong
    From: New Hampshire
    Apr 22, 2013
    Does anyone know what the problem to the right of Karmic Power is called/grade? My friend and I didn't have a guidebook and it doesn't say on here.
    By Seth Derr
    From: harrisburg, pa
    Jan 27, 2014
    No Moss, V9? I think there's something in between the two but it might either be an open project or dumb. No Moss starts in the crimp seam on the far right of the Karmic Power boulder.
    By skinny legs and all
    From: Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
    Jan 30, 2014
    This is also called the Upstream Arete area. The problem on the right side of the Upstream arete boulder that you refer to is a V8/9, like Seth said. It was first done by Matt Bosley in 2004 after being tried by many locals in the year prior. It starts in the seam on 3/4 pad crimps with one high foot chip, slaps to a perfect but hideously sloping lip, then a quick snatch to a jug. This problem is one of the absolute best of it's grade range at any diabase area, Haycock included. It is also one of the most powerful and simple problems on diabase I have seen. The slopers are plain amazing.

    The similar looking climb to the left of No Moss is a project. It's features and holds are almost the same as those on the climb to the right, but with less feet and no jug to toss to. The starting crimp seams are textbook, the sloping lip is worse, and the top slab has a few tiny grips. One would need to get established well on the sloping lip to attain the upper slab crimps with control. I suspect it is no easier than V11. When completed, this project will be one of the best hard problems in Pennsylvania.

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