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Important Information Regarding the Use of PA State Game Lands #157


All events and activities performed by the Haycock Bouldering Coalition that take place at Haycock are done in strict coordination and with the expressed consent of the PA Game Commission. 

Please understand that climbing at Haycock takes place inside PA State Game Lands property and is subject to the explicit rules and regulations set forth by the PA Game Commission. Climbers must adhere to the rules governing the acceptable use of PA State Game Lands.

Examples include the requirement to wear 250sq/cm of Blaze Orange during hunting seasons, no overnight camping, the need for special use permits for climbing parties larger than 10 people, and others.

For a full list of the rules and regulations regarding the proper use of Haycock, please reference  (PA Title 58 – Chapter 135.2 – Unlawful Actions)


Bouldering at Haycock dates back many, many years. During the early years, it remainded under the radar. Many developers came to Haycock to put up stellar lines on the diabase blocks that litter the mountain. Within the past few years though, the overall popularity of climbing has exploded. More and more climbing gyms began to spring up, and before long Haycock saw an influx of climbers. While this was fantastic news; after all, everyone should get to enjoy the wonderful forest setting that we call home, certain trends started to emerge that needed to be addressed. 

Some of these trends were climber caused…but a vast majority were not. It was in these moments that the Coalition began to really come together. What started as an idea; form a close nit community and have a collective voice for climbing, quickly took the form of full scale land stewardship! 

There are no membership dues, no Coalition fee’s, none of that. We always have been and always will be an open organization. Whether you’re searching for beta on a new line, curious about other areas to explore, or interested in playing a more active role in land conservation, the Coalition is here. 

The power of the Coalition lies in ALL climbers. Not one climber, or a group of climbers, but ALL climbers are welcome here!