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Lehigh Gorge State Park 


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BETA PHOTO: The shady sandstone walls of Gorgeous Rocks.

Description 

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.


Getting There 

Coordinates given are for the Glen Onoko area parking lot.


13 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lehigh Gorge State Park:
The Bat Cave   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Gorgeous Rocks
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Featured Route For Lehigh Gorge State Park
Anna swings off the Gorgeous Crack.

The Gorgeous Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a  PA : Lehigh Gorge State Park : Gorgeous Rocks
This hand crack goes up up a steep overhang early on, and is harder than it looks. After surmounting the overhang, the original route finished left on Too Many Tacos. For a harder finish, continue straight up the face above to finish of the Gorgeous Face (5.10b), or move right to the bolt and finish on the Gorgeous Arete (5.10a)....[more]   Browse More Classics in PA

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Ice climbing on the left side of Glen Onoko's upper falls.
BETA PHOTO: Ice climbing on the left side of Glen Onoko's uppe...
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