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Areas in Lehigh Gorge State Park

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Gorgeous Rocks 9 / 6 / 10 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 15
Elevation: 591 ft
GPS: 40.884, -75.76 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: joeforte on Nov 15, 2010
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lehigh Gorge State Park

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 7
The Bat Cave
Trad, Sport, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 3
Welcome Crack
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 6
Variety Crack
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 3
Rabid Easter Bunny
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 4
Too Many Tacos, Not Enough Toilet Paper
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 6
Mixed Bidness
Trad, Sport, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 3
Guano (Bat cave alternate start)
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Monkey's Fist
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Blap
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
The Gorgeous Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Separate Reality
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
The Gorgeous Face
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Bat Cave Gorgeous Rocks
 7
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, Sport, TR
Welcome Crack Gorgeous Rocks
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Variety Crack Gorgeous Rocks
 6
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Rabid Easter Bunny Gorgeous Rocks
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b TR
Too Many Tacos, Not Enough… Gorgeous Rocks
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Mixed Bidness Gorgeous Rocks
 6
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad, Sport, TR
Guano (Bat cave alternate s… Gorgeous Rocks
 3
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Monkey's Fist Gorgeous Rocks
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Blap Gorgeous Rocks
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Gorgeous Crack Gorgeous Rocks
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Separate Reality Gorgeous Rocks
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Gorgeous Face Gorgeous Rocks
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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What is the difference between Heschell and Eagle Cliffs? Which is further down the trail along the cliffs? Mar 23, 2016
joeforte
palmerton, pa
joeforte   palmerton, pa
2 names for the same cliff Don. Apr 14, 2016

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