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h. Open Face

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Long Chimney, The T 
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Open Face Slab T,TR 

h. Open Face Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Tim Schafstall on May 16, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: Open Face in winter, without the usual vegetation.


Open Face is a tall (100 feet) open section of rock split by a large chimney/gash in the middle (Open Face, 5.5 R) and separated from the Orangutan Buttress to the right by another chimney (The Long Chimney, 5.3). Dandy Line (5.8) splits off from the Long Chimney part way up, and finishes to the right at the top left corner of Orangutan Buttress.

Be careful if climbing here; it is a popular spot for rapelling.

Getting There 

Follow the trail along the cliff past Cramped Thumb Face to the obvious straight gash/chimney that extends from the base to the top of the cliff (Open Face, 5.5 R).

Climbing Season

Weather station 7.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

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By PJHeinz83
From: Pennsylvania
Feb 26, 2013
Anyone know this location? Thank you!
By Justin Johnsen
Feb 26, 2013
Hey PJ, that's at Ralph Stover State Park.
By JRZane
Apr 30, 2016
Not sure how new the bolts are, but they aren't mentioned in the description. This route can be done as a sport or mixed sport/trad (although placements aren't great in mostly soft, flared rock). Obviously requires a 70m unless the belayer moves up to a small, uncomfortable ledge.
By Larry S
From: Easton, Pennsylvania
May 1, 2016
Unless something's changed recently, the bolts are about 10 feet right of the weakness that Open Face follows on the upper half of the wall. see this route: Open Face Slab

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