Boxcar Rocks, also know as the Chinese Wall, is located on State Game Land 211. It gets its name because of the blocky nature of the rock which look like piled up boxcars. This massive line of rock is made up by a portion of the Sharpe Mountain ridge line. The thin, knife-like top of the ridge also has little pinnacles rising from it. The rock is a conglomerate in which you will find quartzite deposits dispersed throughout. While it does offer some bouldering, you will find mostly traditional routes which can be top roped.
On October 11, 2020, a group of about a dozen local climbers met for the annual Boxcar Rocks Climb and Clean event. This year marked the 10th anniversary, and even a global pandemic wouldn’t stop these diehard volunteers. For this year’s event, the Pennsylvania Game Commission graciously brought us a 300 gallon water trailer and donated 5 gallons of Elephant Snot (An environmentally safe graffiti remover). Armed with brushes and water guns, our team worked hard to remove hundreds of square feet of graffiti, 10 bags of trash, a few tires, and a box-spring mattress. After the cleanup, we put up a handful of the classic routes and spent the rest of our energy and daylight climbing under the beautiful canopy of fall colors.
Thank you to all who donated their time, resources, and energy to this successful event!