Haycock Mountain

About The Area

Haycock mountain is one of the premier bouldering areas in the state. Haycock hosts over 850 established boulder problems, and there is plenty more room for future development. We’ve barely scratched the surface in some areas, and fully expect to find amazing new boulders out in wild parts of the mountain.

The rock at Haycock is diabase. Bouldering here can be a humbling experience at first, but it’s well worth the effort. Haycock has classic problems from V0 through V14. There’s something for everyone, and enough to keep you busy for quite a while!

LocationState Game Land 157
AmbassadorsChar Fetterolf
Land ManagerPA Game Commission and PA State Park


  • Most of the boulders are located on State Game Lands. It is important to adhere to all guidelines during hunting season. Click here to find hunting dates and blaze orange requirements.
  • If a parking area is full, roadside parking may or may not be available. Please obey any posted parking regulations and  please do not park on private property.


In the summer of 2020 amidst the pandemic, the Haycock Bouldering Coalition rallied volunteers to remove graffiti from the boulders. After multiple days, many people hours, lots of hand carried water and copious amounts of Elephant Snot, the transformation was amazing.

EPAC is honored to carry on the work HBC started to keep the mountain clean and accessible. Check back for upcoming work days.

Haycock Graffiti 3
by Char Fetterolf Though the first known technical climbing at Haycock didn’t start until around 1980, rock climbing in the region had already been occurring for decades. Therefore, it may be useful to examine the neighboring climbing, and the mindset of climbers in the mid-1900s for context on Haycock’s relatively late start. Climbing at the...
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