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Areas in Lehigh Gorge State Park

Eagle Cliff 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Glen Onoko 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
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
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp

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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joeforte
palmerton, pa
joeforte   palmerton, pa
2 names for the same cliff Don. Apr 14, 2016
What is the difference between Heschell and Eagle Cliffs? Which is further down the trail along the cliffs? Mar 23, 2016

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