Lehigh Gorge State Park Rock Climbing
The shady sandstone walls of Gorgeous Rocks.
Lehigh Gorge State Park is a popular destination for many outdoor activities, with climbing being one of the less well-known. There are climbing routes of all styles here, on conglomerate rock.
Roped climbing areas in Lehigh Gorge include Eagle Cliff, with 30+ trad routes (and its evil twin across the gorge), Glen Onoko waterfalls with their winter ice, Gorgeous Rocks with a couple dozen routes of various styles, and Heschell Cliff with a couple of topropes. Bouldering areas include the Glen Onoko Falls Trail, Gorgeous Rocks, Gunk's Boulder, Lehigh Gorge Trail and Turn Hole Tunnel.
Most of these require trail hiking and/or bushwhacking to reach.
The land is managed by Lehigh Gorge State Park
. The nearest town is Jim Thorpe, a scenic and popular tourist destination. This is a mixed blessing, since you have a few choices for meals, but you may pay extra for them, and for parking.
Coordinates given are for the Glen Onoko area parking lot.
Climbing Season For the Northeast Ridges and Valleys area.
Weather station 4.2 miles from here
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Lehigh Gorge State Park
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lehigh Gorge State Park:
Featured Route For Lehigh Gorge State Park
Rabid Easter Bunny 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PA
: Northeast Ridges and Valley...
: ... : Gorgeous Rocks
Boulder-start on a juggy overhang, continue left to a slabby section before coming to the pine tree on a ledge just before the two-bolt anchor.2nd variation (Reach Around, 5.6 ???) can be done simply by directing the rope from the anchors to the far right. This would include another boulder-start that is capped by a small ceiling.Both lines are very fun and full of great movements on stellar rock....[more] Browse More Classics in PA
BETA PHOTO: Ice climbing on the left side of Glen Onoko's uppe...
Mar 23, 2016
What is the difference between Heschell and Eagle Cliffs? Which is further down the trail along the cliffs?
From: palmerton, pa
Apr 14, 2016
2 names for the same cliff Don.