Elevation: 591 ft
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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.

Bat Conservation | How You Can Help

See a Bat on a Route, Give Us a Shout! 

Hey climbers, the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance of Climbers (EPAC) is working with Rob Schorr at Colorado State University to help him spread the word about his bat research. Here’s a message from him about this important work and how, we as climbers, can help.

"Climbers for Bat Conservation is working with climbers to understand bat ecology and why bats choose certain cracks and flakes. We’re a collaboration between climbers, bat biologists, and land managers to understand where bats roost and where large populations may reside. We are interested in finding bats because of a new disease called white-nose syndrome (whitenosesyndrome.org) which has killed millions of bats in North America. This collaboration has identified bat roosts throughout the U.S., and as far away as Norway and Bulgaria. CBC was developed by biologists who climb and they are advocates for climbing access and bat conservation.

So, if you see bats while climbing, please let us know by emailing us at climbersforbats@colostate.edu, or visiting our website to learn more. climbersforbats.colostate.edu."

Thank You!
Rob Schorr

Zoologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program (warnercnr.colostate.edu/rschorr/)
Director, Climbers for Bat Conservation
Robert.schorr@colostate.edu

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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
 10
The Bat Cave
Trad, Sport, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 9
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
 9
Too Many Tacos, Not Enough Toile…
Trad, TR
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 10
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
 6
Monkey's Fist
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Blap
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
The Gorgeous Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 5
Separate Reality
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
The Gorgeous Face
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 4
Party at Tims
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Bat Cave Gorgeous Rocks
 10
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, Sport, TR
Variety Crack Gorgeous Rocks
 9
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
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Mixed Bidness Gorgeous Rocks
 10
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
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Blap Gorgeous Rocks
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Gorgeous Crack Gorgeous Rocks
 4
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Separate Reality Gorgeous Rocks
 5
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
The Gorgeous Face Gorgeous Rocks
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Party at Tims Gorgeous Rocks
 4
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
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