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3 Best Bouldering Areas At McConnells Mill State Park

Three distinct bouldering areas are set apart from the rest of the climbing at McConnells Mill State Park. The Rim Road, Breakneck, and North Country Trail areas are the 3 best bouldering areas at McConnells Mill State Park.

Forty minutes north of Pittsburgh is McConnells Mill State Park. The majority of climbing at McConnells Mill State Park is bouldering. Another big chunk is top roping. Overall, this area is shady, with many of the boulders situated in gorges cut by glaciers a few million years ago.

Three distinct bouldering areas are set apart from the rest of the climbing at McConnells Mill State Park. The Rim Road, Breakneck, and North Country Trail areas are the 3 best bouldering areas at McConnells Mill State Park.

Let’s get started! Below, we’ll check out the 3 best bouldering areas at McConnells Mill State Park. We’ll tell you where to park, how to find the boulder, and all the problems you can find on each boulder.

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Rim Road Boulder Area

Three distinct bouldering areas are set apart from the rest of the climbing at McConnells Mill State Park. Ross boulder at Rim Road bouldering area.
Ross Boulder at Rim Road

McConnell’s Mill is a massive park with multiple climbing areas and multiple boulders within each climbing area. Within the Rim Road climbing area are 11 boulders, each with varying numbers of problems.

Rim Road is the largest bouldering area at McConnells Mill State Park. The roadside boulders are closed to climbing, so this area is not included in our article. You can take a look at the McConnells Mill State Park Map to help you orient yourself around the park.

First up, we’ll go over Ross Boulder. This is a great place to warm up and prepare for more challenging routes!

Ross Boulder

The Ross Boulder has five boulder problems, all fairly easy. The most challenging climb on this boulder is a V2, so consider stopping here first to warm up before moving on to the rest of your climbs.

  • Where To Park: After entering the park, cross the covered bridge on MccConnells Mill Road. Follow this and then turn right onto Rim Road. Look for the parking area with picnic benches and park here (40.9548, -80.1715).
  • Finding Ross Boulder: From the lot, look for a path leading down between two rocks. Ross Boulder will be the first boulder you see from the trail (40.9550, -80.1710).
Route NameDifficulty
Ross LeftV1
Ross AreteV0
Center RouteV0-
Sit StartV2
Ross’ BoulderV0+

‘Sit Start’ and ‘Ross’ Boulder’ are two favorites on this rock. You will not need to downclimb from the Ross Boulder. You can top out and walk to the back and hop down.

If you’re new to the outdoor bouldering world, Ross Boulder is a great way to start! Not sure what you need to begin bouldering outside? Take a look at our article that explains all the gear you need to start rock climbing today.

Five Finger Block Boulder

The Five Finger Boulder contains three boulder routes, all highballs, and is not recommended for beginners if you plan to top out. The routes range from 25-30 feet high.

If you’re not about the highball life, you can always climb the beginning of the route and come down when you feel too high. Just be aware you’ll have to downclimb or depend on your spotter to direct you to a crash pad.

Speaking of climbing pads, if you’re wondering which one to buy for your next bouldering trip, we have an excellent guide on the best beginner crash pads!

  • Where To Park: Park at the same gravel lot as for Ross Boulder on Rim Road (40.9548, -80.1715).
  • Finding Five Finger Block Boulder: From the lot, follow Rim Road downstream (south) for approximately 60 feet. You will see the Five Finger Block Boulder on your left from the road (40.9539, -80.1714).
Route NameDifficulty
Stupid CrackV0
Five Finger TraverseV3
Five Finger AreteV0-
Trigger FingerV1
The ThumbV2
Ring FingerV2
Middle FingerV2d
PinkieV0
The BirdV0
Port of EntryV3

To get down from Five Finger Block Boulder, you must downclimb the boulder’s north end. The downclimb is considered easy compared to the actual boulder problems. Another thing to note is that the landings for this boulder are pretty terrible, so climb at your own risk!

Birthday Boulder

You can find a mix of easy and challenging problems at the Birthday Boulder. It contains eight routes ranging from V0 to V5.

  • Where To Park: Birthday Boulder is before the pull-off for Ross Boulder. Once you pull onto Rim Road, drive for about 0.2 miles. Look for two signs that are on each side of the road. From here, park in one of the gravel pull-offs nearby (40.9530, -80.1716).
  • Finding Birthday Boulder: The Birthday Boulder will be a pyramid-shaped rock seen over the main cliff from the parking areas (40.9530, -80.1713). Simply walk down the path from the parking area to the boulder.
Route NameDifficulty
Jail Bait*V0-
Middle EdgeV3
Birthday BoulderV5
Happy Happy Joy JoyV4-5
The Edge of ConsentV4
The Cutting EdgeV5
Sweet DreamsV0+
Iron EdgeV2

* There are six variations to Jail Bait ranging from V0 to V5

Some of this wall’s favorites include Happy Happy Joy Joy, Edge of Consent, Cutting Edge, and Sweet Dreams. If you top out, you may have to downclimb a little to get off Birthday Boulder.

Island Block Boulder

The Island Block Boulder has bouldering, top-roping, and a few trad climbs thrown in the mix. The problems range from V0 to V5, so there’s a little bit for everyone on this boulder.

If you’re interested, read more about the difference between bouldering, sport climbing, and trad climbing here! Now, onto where to park and how to find Island Block Boulder!

  • Where To Park: Park in the same lot as for Ross Boulder (40.9548, -80.1715).
  • Finding Island Block Boulder: From the lot, walk down the path to the Ross Boulder, heading south. Walk south to the left of the next giant boulder (Not along the rock wall). You’ll know precisely when you see the island block boulder – a massive block of rock separated on all sides from the rest of the boulders. 
Route NameDifficulty
Liquid LungerV2
Smell The GloveV3
Le Menestral CrimpsV3-V4
Where’s My Spot!V6
American SpurtsmanV5
American Spurtsman Left FinishV6
Unspurtsmanlike ConductV6
Snake BitV2
Shawn’s EliminateV5
Doc Says You’re Gonna Die aka Chin And Bear ItV1
Wonder WorldV4
Cold Day In Hell aka The Flying NunV4
S.T.A.N.C. aka Mr. SmoothieV4
Smooth ExtensionV4
Spurtin’ OutcomesV1
The East Face TraverseV7
Prenuptial Taste TestV0
Spinal TapV2

S.T.A.N.C. aka Mr. Smoothie is a favorite on this wall. It’s also important to note that Spinal Tap has a bad landing, so be cautious if you try this problem! 

You must downclimb or jump off the problems at the Island Block Boulder, so be sure to have a reliable crashpad and spotter. We recommend getting a large pad such as the Evolv Drop Pad when you must downclimb or jump from the top without a spotter.

Casino Boulder

The Casino Boulder only has one problem – Playing With A Full Deck (V4). It is a highball, so always take care if trying this problem.

  • Where To Park: Park in the same lot as Ross Boulder.
  • Finding The Casino Boulder: From the Ross Boulder, walk east (toward the stream) for about 100 feet until you see a sizeable slabby boulder.

We recommend a helmet for highballs. REI has a great selection of climbing helmets that you can check out! The climb is decent, so it’s worth a look if you’re feeling it! This boulder can also be top-roped if you don’t feel like risking a highball. Get the perfect rock climbing rope for your adventures and know how to tie a perfect knot.

Graffiti Boulder

Like the Casino Boulder, Graffiti Boulder only has one problem, a V6. However, two variations of this make the rock worthwhile to visit on your way to other boulders.

  • Where To Park: You can park at the Ross Boulder lot and walk down rim road or park at one of the earlier pull-offs and head down.
  • Finding Graffiti Boulder: Head south (down river) from the Island Block Boulder. You will pass a few boulders on your left with the cliff face on your right. Continue until you see a very distinct boulder with a triangular point. This is Fall Safe Boulder, and Graffiti Boulder is the next boulder over (further south).
Route NameDifficulty
Traverse Of The SodomitesV6
Graffiti*V4
De Face*V0

*Traverse Of The Sodomites’ variations have the same start.

The traverse is quite challenging and a stark contrast to some of the highballs in the area. There’s no need to downclimb as the boulder is very short.

Crayon Boulder

Crayon Boulder is one of the most unique boulders at McConnells Mill State Park. It is located close to the Ross Boulder and features a few cave problems that’ll have you hanging…well…not quite like a bat, but close!

  • Where To Park: Park at the same lot as the Ross Boulder.
  • Finding Crayon Boulder: Head down the same path for Ross Boulder. As you approach Ross Boulder, look to your left, and you’ll see Crayon Boulder. The cave is located on the south side of the boulder, facing Ross Boulder.
Route NameDifficulty
Grimy GreenV0
Outrageous OrangeV2
Radical Red*V3
Unmellow Yellow*V5

*These are variations of Outrageous Orange and start at the same point

The Crayon Boulder is a great way to gradually step up your game from a quick V0 warmup to a challenging V5 roof crimp that’ll work your fingers like nobody’s business. All of these routes are a top-out, but you can easily walk down the boulder to the forest floor.

Hidden In Plain Site

As the name suggests, the Hidden In Plain Site Boulder is literally right next to the covered bridge. As you drive by the danger sign for the dam, you would never know that the slabby piece of rock hides a masterpiece of boulder problems on the other side!

  • Where To Park: The lot next to the covered bridge is extremely small, so we recommend parking at one of the larger lots, such as the Kildoo Picnic Area. Alternatively, you can park at the first pull-off on Rim Road and walk back down toward the bridge.
  • Finding Hidden In Plain Site: From the Kildoo Picnic Area, walk down the stairs trail to the mill area and walk across the bridge. As the guard rail ends, hop over and follow the small trail to the other side of the boulder. From Rim Road, look for the small path at the beginning of the guard rail.
Route NameDifficulty
Hidden In Plain SiteV2
Eyes Wide ShutV4
Tiger Stripe*V4
Urban Digital*V3
Situational AwarenessV3
Blinkers**V4-V5
Tunnel VisionV4
Don’t Go Near The LightV3

*These routes are variations of Eyes Wide Shut

**This route is a variation of Situational Awareness

Despite being one of the largest boulders in the park, Hidden In Plain Site only has five problems. The routes are decent, with Hidden in Plain Site and Eyes Wide Shut being the favorites.

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Booby Trap Boulder

Situated at the beginning of Rim Road, the Booby Trap Boulder has four problems ranging from V2 to V4. 

  • Where To Park: Park in the first pull-off after you pull onto Rim Road (40.9503, -80.1730).
  • Finding Booby Trap Boulder: From the lot, follow the small trail that leads below. You will run into two climbable boulders, and Booby Trap Boulder will be the left-hand boulder (on the roadside).
Route NameDifficulty
Trip Wire TraverseV3
Malayan GateV2
PunjiV2
IEDV4

The Trip Wire Traverse is a favorite on this boulder. IED has a lousy fall area, so consider using extra protection below this route.

Science Friction Boulder

The Science Friction Boulder is just before Booby Trap on the right-hand side (towards the stream). It has a few excellent climbs ranging from V1 to V5. Two stellar climbs on this boulder are worth trying!

  • Where To Park: Park in the same pull-off as Booby Trap. As you pull on Rim Road, it will be the first lot on the right (40.9503, -80.1730).
  • Finding Science Friction Boulder: Follow the trail below the lot. Science Friction Boulder will be the first boulder you come upon on the stream side of the trail.
Route NameDifficulty
Terminator TraverseV2
Magic Carpet RideV5
Voyage to the Bottom of the ScreeV5
Space OdysseyV2
DWR (Danger Will Robinson)V1

Magic Carpet Ride and Voyage to the Bottom of Scree are fantastic problems on this boulder.

The Dremel Wall

Looking more like a top-roping wall than a boulder, the Dremel Wall is located a little upstream from Booby Trap and Science Friction Boulders. It plays host to four different problems ranging from V2 to V6. This is an excellent boulder to go to after warming up!

  • Where To Park: Park at the first pull-off on Rim Road (40.9503, -80.1730).
  • Finding Dremel Wall: Walk down the same path you would for Booby Trap and Science Friction. Walk past these two boulders until you stumble upon Dremel Wall. It will be the cliff face on your left (opposite the streamside).
Route NameDifficulty
Tool Man TraverseV2
Jack HammerV5
Sling BladeV6
Rip SawV3

If you want to try the best problem on this boulder, head to Jack Hammer. It starts just right of the traverse and ends at the roof. Send it!

Garden of Earthly Delights Boulder

The Garden of Earthly Delights Boulder has several notable boulder problems worth doing. Next door is the Hell’s Gate Boulder, all V0s and V1s, an excellent place to warm up before hitting the Garden.

  • Where To Park: Park in the same area you would go for Birthday Boulder (40.9530, -80.1716).
  • Finding Garden of Earthly Delights Boulder: From the Birthday Boulder, head downstream (south) through a tunnel. Continue past the first boulder you see until you spot a large block of rock on your left.
Route NameDifficulty
SerpentV1
TriptychV2
Spic BoyV4
Spic ‘N Spanish*V6
Spic ‘n OutV2
Called on Account of StrainV4
Andromeda StrainV2
Anonymous BoschV1

*This is a variation of Spic Boy

The most significant problems on the Garden of Earthly Delights Boulder are Spic Boy, Serpent, and Andromeda Strain. 

The Death Boulder

The Death Boulder is next to the Hidden In Plain Site Boulder. As the name suggests, this boulder is not for the faint of heart! It has three routes ranging from V2 to V6-V7. 

  • Where To Park: Park in the first pull-off on Rim Road or the Kildoo Picnic Area. 
  • Finding The Death Boulder: From Rim Road, walk towards the covered bridge. As the guardrail starts, look for a trail that leads into the woods. From the Mill, walk across the covered bridge and look for a small path on your right as you approach the end of the guard rails.
Route NameDifficulty
Death By a Thousand CutsV2
ScaphismV4
Death on LayawayV6-V7

Death on Layaway is the favorite climb on this boulder, but beware, it’s a highball with a poor landing!

That’s all for the Rim Road Area. You may have noticed we left a few boulder problems off our list:

  • The Sunshine Wall (V3): This route is a traverse on a top-roping wall, but it’s not very good and not worth it if you’re here for bouldering.
  • Rappel Rock (V0-V): All the routes on this wall are highballs with little value for bouldering problems.
  • Ship’s Prow (V0-V3): Every boulder problem on this wall is a highball. It wouldn’t be bad, but they all have zero stars, so not worth mentioning.
  • Beginner’s Face Boulder (V4): This boulder is just north of Five Finger Boulder. It has one traverse but is mostly top-roping.
  • Flap Jack & Fall Safe Boulders: These are all highballs or bad landings. They are not recommended unless you know what you’re doing!
  • Mal-Area Boulder: There is one significant problem (West Nile V3-V4); otherwise, the bouldering could be better. This may be a good area for a warmup, but you won’t find many exciting moves.
  • Hell’s Gate Boulder (V0-V1): These problems are not favored by climbers, and downclimbing is necessary.
  • Jaws Boulder: The only notable problem on this route is Jaws (V0+), but it’s a highball.
  • Son of Swine: There’s not much notable climbing on this boulder, which only holds two problems.

Now, let’s move on to Breakneck Area

Breakneck Area

The Breakneck area may sound sketchy, but the rock is excellent and much less crowded here than at the Rim Road area. This area is south of the covered bridge and the mill. McConnelles Mill State Park Bouldering

The Breakneck area may sound sketchy, but the rock is excellent and much less crowded here than at the Rim Road area. This area is south of the covered bridge and the mill.

There are a total of 5 boulders in the Breakneck area. There are better places for beginner climbers, as most of the problems range in the V4 to V7 range. However, there are a few classic V1 and V2 routes.

It’s a good idea to stock up on chalk before going to this area – you’ll need it! Black Diamond’s 200g Loose White Gold Chalk will keep your fingers sticking to the wall so you can send your project!

Troglodytic Boulder

The first boulder on our list in the Breakneck area is the Troglodytic Boulder, which gets an A+ for naming.

  • Where To Park: Park at the Eckert Bridge parking lot (40.9404, -80.1761). If the gate to the bridge is closed, park at the Breakneck Bridge lot (40.9363, -80.1703).
  • Finding Troglodytic Boulder: From the lot, head south towards a large hill, jump the guardrails and hop on the trail. Troglodytic Boulder will be about 150 yards into the trail.

There is only one route on Troglodytic Boulder – ‘Troglodytic’ V3. It’s not the most incredible route, but it’s a good warmup for the next boulder!

Rubbin’ the Nubbin’ Boulder

If you continue south from the Troglodytic Boulder, you’ll eventually run into Rubbin’ the Nubbin.’ There is only one route on this boulder as well – ‘Rubbin’ the Nubbin’ V6. It doesn’t have the best landing, but the problem is worth the effort!

  • Where To Park: Park at the Eckert Bridge parking lot (40.9404, -80.1761). If the gate to the bridge is closed, park at the Breakneck Bridge lot (40.9363, -80.1703).
  • Finding Rubbin’ the Nubbin’: From the Troglodytic Boulder, continue south for about 100 feet. This is considered the start of the main area for the Breakneck boulders. Rubbin’ the Nubbin’ will be the first boulder you come upon in this area and is before the stream (Slippery Rock Creek is on your right, and Cheeseman Run is ahead of you).

The Frigate Boulder

The Frigate Boulder is a uniquely-shaped boulder that resembles a ship’s prow. It’s hard to miss, that’s for sure! It is located on the other side of Cheeseman Run.

  • Where To Park: Park at the Eckert Bridge parking lot (40.9404, -80.1761). If the gate to the bridge is closed, park at the Breakneck Bridge lot (40.9363, -80.1703).
  • Finding Frigate Boulder: Continue south from Rubbin’ the Nubbin’ Boulder, cross Cheeseman Run stream, and come upon the Frigate Boulder, shaped like a ship’s prow.
Route NameDifficulty
BowspiritV2
Explosive DecompressionV4
Cruise MissileV4
PhalanxV7
Cheese Grater*V3

*This is located on a satellite boulder southwest of Frigate.

If you’re up for a challenge, Phalanx is a favorite on this boulder.

Breakneck Slab Boulder

Breakneck Slab is your rock if you’re looking for a warmup boulder! It has five routes ranging from V1 to V3. The problems aren’t the greatest in the park, but they’ll get the blood pumping nonetheless.

  • Where To Park: Park at the Eckert Bridge parking lot (40.9404, -80.1761). If the gate to the bridge is closed, park at the Breakneck Bridge lot (40.9363, -80.1703).
  • Finding Breakneck Slab Boulder: From Frigate, head upstream. Before you get to the top roping area, you’ll spot Breakneck Slab. It has a tree growing on top with roots flowing down the side of the boulder.
Route NameDifficulty
SlabathonV*
Green SlabathonV1
Rusted RootV1
Black SlabbathV3
Slab O’ MeatV2

*This problem is not graded.

The problems on this boulder are a little lacking in excitement, but worth a glance if you’re walking by to get to the Gotta Want It Boulder.

Gotta Want It Boulder

Prepare yourself for the approach – you gotta want it! This ‘boulder’ is really a cave system that is well worth the steep hike to get there.

  • Where To Park: Park at the Eckert Bridge parking lot (40.9404, -80.1761). If the gate to the bridge is closed, park at the Breakneck Bridge lot (40.9363, -80.1703).
  • Finding Gotta Want It Boulder: From Breakneck Slab, continue upstream until you come to the crest of the hill. There will be a fallen tree a little ways ahead. Cut left up the hill, then turn right once you spot this massive rock system.
Route NameDifficulty
Gotta Want ItV5
Aliens Ate My ShroomsV5
The Dark SideV6
Sithy’s Light Sabre*V7

*This is a variation of The Dark Side

‘Gotta Want It’ is a must-do if you come to this area. It’s a rare Pennsylvania crack climb! Sithy’s Light Sabre is another favorite on this boulder.

‘Gotta Want It’ is a must-do if you come to this area. It’s a rare Pennsylvania crack climb! Sithy’s Light Sabre is another favorite on this boulder.

For crack climbing, you’ll want a nice pair of crack gloves such as Black Diamond’s Crack Gloves. It’s way better than tape, trust us!

Alpha Pass Area

The Alpha Pass Area is sometimes placed under the North Country Trail Area, which we’ll discuss next! This area is home to just one boulder – the Don’t Tell Bosley Boulder.

This isn’t a great warmup area as there are only three routes on the boulder ranging from V5 to V8. We recommend hitting up the rim road area to warm up before heading to the Alpha Pass Area for some project climbs.

Don’t Tell Bosley Boulder

If you’re getting into some more challenging climbs and want to start a project, the Don’t Tell Bosley Boulder is a great place to go! The approach is relatively easy, and the climbs are stellar.

  • Where To Park: Park at the Alpha Pass parking lot, also called the Point Parking Area (40.9581, -80.1690).
  • Finding Don’t Tell Bosley Boulder: From the parking lot, jump on the Alpha Pass trail and head down the stairs. At the bottom of the stairs, hang a left toward the visible boulders. The Don’t Tell Bosley Boulder will have a small roof with some shaky landing zones.
Route NameDifficulty
Heartbreaker TraverseV7
Second Time AroundV8
Un-Break My Heart aka Set-Up ChumpsV5

All three problems on this boulder are excellent but be prepared to downclimb the back end of the boulder to get down.

North Country Trail Area

The North Country Trail Area has a handful of boulders that are excellent for beginners and advanced climbers. The approach is relatively easy but requires a bit of hiking.

This area has four boulders with problems ranging from V0 to V7. To get to the boulders, you’ll first pass by the Old Studs Wall, a top-roping area. 

The Not Dean Boulder

The Not Dean Boulder will be the first boulder you see after passing by the Old Studs wall. There are six problems on this boulder ranging from V0 to V3. It’s a great warmup boulder before you move on to the more complex problems!

  • Where To Park: Park at the lot with the park office. When you turn on McConnells Mill Road from 422, it will be the first lot on your right (40.9664, -80.1692). 
  • Finding The Not Dean Boulder: From the lot, find the North Country Trail on the west side (toward the stream). Follow the trail toward the creek until it turns to meander alongside the creek. At this junction, you should be able to spot the boulder a little up the hill.
Route NameDifficulty
Dean’s RoofV3
Wile E. CoyoteV3
The Fast And The Furry-ousV0
Gravity LessonsV2
Don CoyoteV3
To Beep or Not to BeepV3

Since this is the first boulder in this area, it’s a great place to stop and warm up. The climbs are decent but nothing spectacular.

Tobacco Island Boulder

The next boulder downstream is the Tobacco Island Boulder. It has three problems ranging from V2 to V4. The V4 is a stellar climb and worth stopping to look at!

  • Where To Park: Park at the lot with the park office. When you turn on McConnells Mill Road from 422, it will be the first lot on your right (40.9664, -80.1692).  
  • Finding Tobacco Island Boulder: Jump on the North Country Trail and follow it to the stream. Continue on the trail as it meanders downstream until you see the Tobacco Island Boulder on your left.
Route NameDifficulty
Flogging MollyV3
CohibaV2
Benson and EdgesV4

Benson and Edges is a favorite on this boulder, but the other two problems are worth trying. From this boulder, we’ll head to the Grove, which has two boulders.

Infectious Groove Boulder

Infectious Groove has only a single V3 problem on it. Right next store is the Non-Gription Boulder which has some spicy routes worth trying.

The area with these two boulders is referred to as The Grove and is after the Tobacco Island Boulder.

  • Where To Park: Park at the lot with the park office. When you turn on McConnells Mill Road from 422, it will be the first lot on your right (40.9664, -80.1692).  
  • Finding Infectious Groove Boulder: From the lot, hop on the North Country Trail and follow it. As you walk along the stream, you’ll walk by the Tobacco Island Boulder. Continue downstream until you run into the Infectious Groove Boulder.

The only problem on this boulder is Infectious Groove – A decent V3 route. You can easily walk off the back of the boulder instead of downclimbing.

Non-Gription Boulder

The final boulder at McConnells Mill State Park is the Non Gription Boulder. It neighbors the Infectious Groove Boulder and hosts six problems ranging from V1 to V7.

  • Where To Park: Park at the lot with the park office. When you turn on McConnells Mill Road from 422, it will be the first lot on your right (40.9664, -80.1692).  
  • Finding Non Gription Boulder: Follow the North Country Trail downstream until you spot the Infectious Groove Boulder. Non Gription is located just uphill from this boulder.
Route NameDifficulty
Non-FrictionV4
Non-GriptionV6-V7
Diamond Silicone GelV1
Astro-GlideV3
K-YV4
Sliquid SwirlV4

Non-Gription and Sliquid Swirl are two favorites on this boulder. The large variety of grades means this boulder could be a project for a whole season!

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That’s All For McConnells Mill State Park Bouldering!

McConnels Mill State Park is a beautiful array of rock cliffs, boulders, and streams. Even if you don’t climb anything, it’s fun to just walk around and scramble on this park’s various rocks and tunnels.

To recap, the three best bouldering areas at McConnells Mill State Park include the Rim Road Area, Breakneck Area, and the North Country Trail Area. Alpha Pass is sometimes separated into its own area, but it is typically under the North Country Trail.

Bouldering is one of the most challenging sports out there, and McConnells Mill State Park will undoubtedly test your endurance and finger strength! Send it!

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