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Elevation: 1,125 ft 343 m
GPS: 40.95465, -80.17158
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Shared By: Eric Sorenson on Nov 5, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Justin Johnsen, SCPC, SWPACC, EPAC

Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

Located across the river from the mill. Drive over the covered bridge and after going up for a few minutes take the first sharp right onto Rim Road. Drive a 1/4 mile or so and park at the picnic tables with triangle kiosk noting the climbing area below. Walk 40 feet to the top of the cliff. There is a crack in the rocks, on your left when facing the climbing spots, a few feet from the road that you can walk down easily to get to the base, or rappel in. You'll need to extend anchors perhaps 3- 10 feet at times to avoid major rope drag.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rim Road Climbing Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0- 4-
 16
Center Route
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 21
Ross' Boulder
Boulder
V0+ 4+ PG13
 14
Sweet Dreams
Boulder
V2 5+
 13
Sit Start
Boulder
V3 6A
 12
Middle Edge
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 23
Beginners' Face
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 30
You Name It
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 18
The Arete
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0- 4-
 16
Five Finger Arete
Trad, TR, Boulder
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 17
Sunshine
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Laid Back
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 10
Mission Impossible
TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 13
Temptation
TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 8
Mini Ovest aka Peter Pan
Trad, TR
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a V4 6B PG13
 6
Playing with a Full Deck
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Center Route Ross Boulder
 16
V0- 4- Boulder
Ross' Boulder Ross Boulder
 21
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Sweet Dreams Birthday Boulder
 14
V0+ 4+ PG13 Boulder
Sit Start Ross Boulder
 13
V2 5+ Boulder
Middle Edge Birthday Boulder
 12
V3 6A Boulder
Beginners' Face Beginners' Face
 23
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
You Name It Ship's Prow
 30
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
The Arete Island Block
 18
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c TR
Five Finger Arete Five Finger Block
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0- 4- Trad, TR, Boulder
Sunshine Sunshine Wall
 17
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a TR
Laid Back Rappel Rock
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Mission Impossible Island Block
 10
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b TR
Temptation Island Block
 13
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Mini Ovest aka Peter Pan Ship's Prow
 8
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
Playing with a Full Deck Casino Boulder
 6
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a V4 6B PG13 TR, Boulder
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