Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
a. Descent Trail Area

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
End Climb (aka Orvie), The TR 
Orvie Direct T,TR 

a. Descent Trail Area Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 40.44063, -75.09975 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 2,053
Administrators: Justin Johnsen, The Stoned Master, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Tim Schafstall on Apr 3, 2008

86° | 69°

92° | 65°

88° | 65°

89° | 67°

89° | 67°

87° | 66°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]


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.

Getting There 

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

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]

Classic Climbing Routes in a. Descent Trail Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for a. Descent Trail Area:
The End Climb (aka Orvie)   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in a. Descent Trail Area

Featured Route For a. Descent Trail Area

The End Climb (aka Orvie) 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  PA : Southeastern Lowlands : ... : a. Descent Trail Area
Ascend the center of the smooth face to the ledge at half height, then step left and up to the top. The beta says not to use the arete, there are some excellent holds just out of sight around the corner. But it is totally doable going straight up the face....[more]   Browse More Classics in PA

Comments on a. Descent Trail Area Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!