Poconos Rock Climbing
The Poconos Mountain is in north-eastern
Pennsylvania between the Delaware
River and Susquehanna River. The area has a lot
of towns and historic
sites nearby as well as old coal mines scattered
around the area. There are several good climbing areas
for the new climber to the more advanced climber.
One area is in the area of West
Nanticoke and Mocanaqua, just down the Susquehanna
River. It is off of Route 11, near Wilkes-Barre. The
area has grey rock and has a climbing challenge of 5.4
to 5.10 in the area with some high exposure climbs and
overhangs that rate 5.10 +. The area is very slick when
wet and should be avoided during rain and especially
in the fall, the leaves make the climb more dangerous.
Also the area has red shade which is unstable and prone
to shifting, which is also is a safety hazard.
Another area to climb is nearby Tillbury,
the area of Tillbury terrace is not more a residential
area but there is still come good climbing there. The
area nearby is called Prayer Rock, which is made up
of white chalky rock and is safe to climb on. The area
is beautiful once you reach the area and even the ceiling
is climbable, but it takes enough rope to climb the
area. There are a lot of tunnels, high cliffs and the
area does not even need bolts to climb it, just enough
rope to make the climb itself.