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Chickies Rock Park, Columbia, PA

A top-rope and 'Traditional' climbing area near the Susquehanna River. One of the highest walls in the southeast PA area.

The Main Wall at Chickies faces west and is in the sun most of the day. It is reasonably comfortable to climb the Main Wall during the winter time on a sunny day in the 40s or higher. The Northwest Buttress is in the shade when trees have leaves, which makes it a good spot for warm sunny days in the summer.

Lancaster County park web site: Chickies Rock County Park
Mountain Project: Chickies Rock Park
rockclimbing.com: Chickies Rock Park
Guide books, documents, topos, etc.:

Chickies Rock Climbing Guide by Michael Hartman
Chickies Rock Climbing Guide by Sue E. Holland (1988)
Chickies Rock main wall topo by Andrew Filer
Chickies Rock main wall topo from ReadingRocks.com
Rock Climbing and Bouldering Pennsylvania, by Rob Holzman (decent coverage, topos for NW Buttress & Main Wall)
Climb Pennsylvania, 2nd Edition, by Curt Haler (sparse coverage, no topos)

Guided climbing/instruction: EMS Climbing School
Chickies Rock Climbing Guide

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