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Rim Rock  


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Elevation: 1,935'
Location: 41.8434, -78.9465 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Dave Alden on Mar 2, 2011
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Description 

A good number of climbs if you search around the whole crag. No bolts due to the restrictions of the state park. Top ropes can be easily set, and leads are rather hard to protect due to the type of rock. Be sure to check the postings on the bulletin board at the trailhead for climbing/rappelling restrictions in some areas of the overlook. Tons of good bouldering also on the hillside below the crag.

Getting There 

From Bradford: Start by going 219 S to Custer City. Take a right at the main intersection (rt 770) and go for about 7 miles until you reach the intersection of rt 59. Stay right at the intersection and go about 8.5 miles until you see a sign for the Rim Rock overlook on your left. Turn left here and follow the road until reaching a parking lot and picnic area. Park and follow the well maintained trails to the top of the crag.
From Warren: Take route 6 S to the 59 (Kinzua rd) toward Kinzua dam. Pass the dam on your left and a large bridge crossing the reservoir. Shortly after the bridge you'll see a sign for the Rim Rock overlook on your right. Turn right and follow the road to the parking area and trailhead to the crag.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.8 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rim Rock:
Stepping Stones   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Featured Route For Rim Rock
The route follows the shady corner, variation up the overhang on the top right.

Slippery When Wet 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  PA : The Great Green North : Rim Rock
A spectacular overhanging lieback. Start by scrambling up to a ledge about 15 ft up. Follow the finger crack as it gradually becomes overhung, until reaching the top. A challenging variation continues right once reaching the top, and requires a pro placement just before sending the roof (5.10b)....[more]   Browse More Classics in PA

Photos of Rim Rock Slideshow Add Photo
On the edge of the Shark Fin boulder, far right(south) side or the crag.
On the edge of the Shark Fin boulder, far right(so...
Rim Rock overlook
Rim Rock overlook
The railing built by the forest service.
The railing built by the forest service.
The upper section of the staircase that leads through the rocks to the base.
The upper section of the staircase that leads thro...
The small overlook near the bottom of the staircase that leads through the rocks to the base.
The small overlook near the bottom of the staircas...
The lower section of the staircase that leads through the rocks to the base.
The lower section of the staircase that leads thro...
Scott Tingley attempting the 5.10a variation.
Scott Tingley attempting the 5.10a variation.

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