Local Climbing

Safe Harbor is a sport crag that was closed for most of the last 15 years. Though originally established as a runout (R and X) trad crag, it is now one of Pennsylvania’s best sport climbing destinations. Most rock here is low angle with good friction, with a few steeper lines mixed in. The walls of Safe Harbor all face west-southwest, giving it plenty of daylight – very inviting in cool weather. For more information click here.
Chickies Rock is a traditional climbing crag on cliffs rising over the east bank of the Susquehanna River. It has single- and multi-pitch routes, ranging from 5.0 to 5.10+ or 5.11-, on adequate quality metamorphic rock. It’s popular to climb on top rope on the Main Face, with slings and trad protection to build anchors; you’ll find no bolts here! For more information click here.
Ralph Stover (High Rocks) is located in a gorge along Tohickon Creek near New Hope, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The rock consists of the red argillite of the Lockatong Formation and dark, friable shales of the Brunswick Formation. The Lockatong is a thick bedded, consolidate argillite with slippery texture.  For more information click here.
Governor Stables is a privately-owned nature preserve in Northwest Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Scattered along a wooded gully are several clusters of boulders, each brimming with its own assortment of high quality problems.  In fact, no other bouldering area in the region has so many problems packed into such a concentrated area. Of particular note are the numerous classic beginner and moderate problems, as well as some outstanding harder lines. For more information click here.
Mt Gretna offers excellent bouldering inside Governor Dick’s Nature Preserve. Composed of groups of diabase boulders strewn throughout a dense forest, the area can be tricky to navigate without a guide or guidebook but once mastered it takes just minutes to reach the nearest boulders. A great place to train and run bouldering circuits. For more information click here.
Haycock Mountain has solid triassic diabase bouldering on PA State Gamelands with everything from slopers to crimpers to slabs to cracks on ratings from V0 – V10+. Landings range from good to terrible with most problems surrounded by rocks. For more information click here.
Reading Rocks is the areas premier indoor rock climbing facility. It has both bouldering, top rope as well as multiple sport routes maintained and updated on a weekly basis. The staff is friendly and very knowledgeable. The atmosphere is laid back as are the regular climbers. The gym is located about 30 minutes from the Birdsboro quarry. For more information click here.
Philly Rock Gym (PRG) has made it easy to become a part of our growing climbing community! With three locations just minutes from Philadelphia, West Chester, Downingtown, Main Line, King of Prussia, and Phoenixville. PRG offers the most remarkable rock climbing experience and instruction in the area. Give them a call and find out why, for 20 years, the PRG have been the place to rock climb. For more information click here.
Doylestown Rock Gym is the premiere indoor rock climbing gym and adventure facility in the north Philadelphia area and Bucks County.  Offering over 12,000 square feet of indoor rock climbing surface, including overhangs, boulders, aretes, chimneys, caves, cracks and lead walls, the facility is suitable for rocks climbers of all ages and abilities.  For more information click here.
Vertical Extreme started in 1994 with a vision of making rock climbing a safe and affordable activity for all ages and abilities.  Vertical Extreme offers a wide range of activities from climbing in our 45ft tall indoor facility of 10,000 sf of walls to outside climbing, adventures summer camps, portable rock wall rentals, boat rentals, all the way to expeditions to the Himalayas.  For more information click here.