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- From Bloomsburg University drive on route 11 north bound.
- Take a right turn and cross the river at Mocanaqua (towards route 239).
- Take the first left onto Main Street, before you go through a tunnel. You should see railroad tracks on your right
- Follow this road to a gravel parking lot at the end.
- You will see a vault toilet and area map on your left.
- To Paradise – from the parking lot cross the tracks and follow them to your right past a blue metal building. About twenty yards past the building, on your left, there will be an obvious trail leading up the hill. An obvious sign is an old concrete building that is falling apart at the bottom of the trail. Take this trail to the top until you reach a more defined four wheeler trail, with a rock wall directly across the path. Follow this rock wall to the right, This Is Paradise.
- Continue on this trail, with Paradise on your left until you reach a culm bank, an uphill area of blackish gravel. Go up the culm bank, proceed down the culm and across the “Black Desert”, a large flat area of black gravel after you head down the culm bank. Across the black desert you will see another four wheeler trail that goes up a small hill and then left. Follow this trail and on your right there should be a rock face with the words "Johnny" spray painted in blue on it.
- Follow this trail, keeping the "Johnny" wall on your right and walk to the far end where you will come to an area where there is a break in the rocks about 20 feet wide. Enter into this break and you should enter into the corridor of the library.
- You will know that you are there when you begin to see bolts on the far end of Johnny Wall.
All these areas are owned by the Earth Conservancy but managed by the
Game Commission. Currently there are no access issues. All of the rock here is either of sandstone, conglomerate, or quartzite lithology. Quartzite is more common here and is a metamorphosed sandstone or conglomerate. Areas of Anthracite coal would not be unusual to discover. Anthracite is actually a metamorphic rock.
Paradise is the first area you encounter when hiking towards the library. It consists of a cliff band exposed during the strip mining process. This is a great place to climb on cool fall days as it gets the sun all day. People have been found climbing here in T-shirts in January! Paradise offers a variety of mixed routes and top ropes. Routes range in difficulty from 5.3 to 5.hard. Top ropes can be difficult to set up and gear will need to be used to set up topropes on some of the easier routes.
- The top of the cliff is covered with loose rock and rock fall is a common occurrence, especially when trying to figure out how to set up a top rope! Wear a helmet!
- In an emergency consult your Quest emergency phone number list.
- It is easiest to lead routes in order to set them up on top rope. Staff should be well versed in leading before attempting to set up here.
- Beware of four wheelers on the road adjacent to the cliff.
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