Summit Point is a small climbing area located near Scranton. This conglomerate cliff has a few sport and trad routes and very limited bouldering. The rock is visible from Chinchilla and the interstate (I-81). If you live near scranton or Clarks Summit, this is a great spot for an afternoon of climbing. The quality of rock is great but the lack of routes makes this area good for a one-time visit or locals who want to crag after work or on weekends.
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This area is known for about two dozen classics. Myself and a few other scranton climbers were active here in the 80s and 90s. George Peterson and Al Piseneschi were also active with route development. The area is mostly in the shade with pleasant views of the Abingtons and nearby mountains.

Park at Summit Point apartments across from the mall and keep out of residents spots. Hike from the farthest back lot to the powerline about 5 minutes from the lot. Respect the apartment renters and the private land. I have never had a problem here in 25 years but have always maintained a low profile.

 

 

Small Wall

A 5.7 and a 5.10 are located on the small wall before the power line.

Jade 5.13

First route under the powerline. Anchor on top.

What About Bob 5.10a

First bolted line.

5.12

Climb over the bulge.

Pocket Pandemonium 5.10b

Climb to a roof with an obvious pocket.

The Shoe Box V0-V2

Large rectangular boulder below lookout.

Other Routes: Smoothie 5.8, Baldy 5.9, Sickle Roof 5.12b, Realm of Impossible 5.13++