Monday Morning Local Crags: Haycock Mountain, PA

Monday morning local crags is an ongoing feature that we’ll be posting on Mondays. Mainly we want to make you nostalgic for the weekend and see if any of you climbing fiends have some insider info on specific routes or special spots where you love to go climbing.

I’d like to start off again by apologizing for sending this out on Tuesday, but I’m a Patriots fan so needless to say I’m still wallowing in a pit of despair after Sunday’s loss.

This week we’ll focus on Haycock Mountain, PA in Nockamixon State Park. The “mountain” is actually a ridge of diabase boulders and is thus a premier bouldering destination.

The bouldering here is very tricky and technical, often making the most obvious way to do a problem much harder than grade. The rock is varied, from slabs to overhangs, and offers incredible friction. Some of the classics include Teddy Bear’s Picnic, V1, The Flaming Moe, V4, Catching Flies, V5, Jesus Calls for War (AKA-Nightmare Arete), V7, Bokow, V8, and Hobo, V9.

Are there any other boulders that you have conquered? I’ve place photos and a video below for your viewing pleasure!