a. Descent Trail Area Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: beta
The Descent Trail area includes the Falling boulder, and the west face of the Practice Face (Orvie). Access to the top of the Practice Face for top ropes is also off the Descent Trail.
The Orvie face is on the left end of the Practice Face. Super beta intensive, might as well be taped. Basically there is a set of anchors at the top, get there however you can. I've included route names that are found in Rock Climbing New Jersey(A Falcon Guide; Nick 7 Sloane), but the descriptions are from my experience.
Floow the marked trail until almost to the bottom of the cliff. The Falling Boulder is adjacent the trail and the west end of the Pracice Face will appear shortly thereafter.
Orvie is the first bit of climbing you encounter when you use the obvious descent trail you encounter when you head straight from the parking lot to the cliffs. There are a few ways to get to the top of this face(and practice face), but I find the easiest is to scramble up the class 4 gully just to the left of it.
Climbing Season For the Ralph Stover State Park (High Rocks) area.
Weather station 7.7 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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Orvie Direct 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PA
: Southeastern Lowlands
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Begin below the steep, narrow est face of the Practice Face marked with "Orvie" graffiti. Straddle the left arete. A few bouldery moves get you to the large ledge. The rest is easy, but the huge hold near the top is super dirty. Somewhat contrived in that the difficulty depends partially on whether a nice layback right of the arete is used....[more] Browse More Classics in PA