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Rim Road Climbing Area Rock Climbing 

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East facing crag about 30-50 feet high. Nice views of the Slippery Rock Creek and other tourists going about their business. Lots of shade from the trees can keep sections of the rock damp for a while after rain.

There is a good bouldering traverse wall and a few good top-rope routes here. Better suited to the beginner/intermediate than the Breakneck Bridge crag. There are a few easy to moderate routes that aren't too steep mixed in with some fun overhanging stuff.

Getting There 

Located across the river from the mill. Drive over the covered bridge and make a quick right onto the dirt Rim Road. Drive a 1/4 mile or so and park at the picnic tables with the kiosk noting the climbing area below. Walk 40 feet to the top of the cliff. Either walk/scramble to the base or rappel in.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.7 miles from here

32 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rim Road Climbing Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rim Road Climbing Area:
Middle Edge   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Birthday Boulder
Beginners' Face   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     TR, 35'   Beginners' Face
You Name It   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     TR, 35'   Ship's Prow
R.O.T.C. Route   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR   Rappel Rock
The Arete   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 40'   Island Block
Five Finger Arete   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 30'   Five Finger Block
Sunshine   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR   Sunshine Wall
Laid Back   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 40'   Rappel Rock
Mr. Clean   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     TR   Sunshine Wall
Mission Impossible   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     TR, 45'   Island Block
Temptation   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     TR, 40'   Island Block
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Rock Climbing Photo: Middle Edge

Middle Edge V3 6A  PA : The Northwest : ... : Birthday Boulder
Locate the sharp line of edges up the left side of the boulder 5ft to the right of the arĂȘte. Follow these up and lunge for the jug....[more]   Browse More Classics in PA

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Rock Climbing Photo: TJ raps in 40 feet from the car
TJ raps in 40 feet from the car

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