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Elevation: 942 ft 287 m
GPS: 41.737, -74.18943
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Major Features: The Uberfall is the first section of rock you encounter as you walk north from the steel bridge that separates the Trapps from the Nears. On most in-season weekend days, a Preserve ranger is parked at the Uberfall, and it's a very social area.

Lest you think the Uberfall is named for the trickle (or, in season, the pouring) of water that descends down the escarpment here, Dick Williams wrote in his 1991 guide: The Uberfall acquired its name, according to Fritz Weissner in a 1960 Appalachia article, from 'the method used in the descent of letting oneself, with outstretched arms, fall across the four-foot gap between the massif and a huge block (Susie A) above the road'. 

For our purposes, routes in this section include the beginning of the cliff -- the big whitish face you pass closest to, just where the carriage road takes a slight turn, is Katzenjammer. You'll pass the Gerdie block, walk under the giant Horseman roof. The two routes on the face right of the Horseman roof are the last in this section, Apoplexy and Coronary, just before the Laurel block.

Just below the carriage road across from Nosedive is another big block -- the Mental Block. It contains one of the Gunks' true crack lines, Sonja, and several other harder cracks, which face the road.  Those routes are listed under "Unsorted" in the route list here.

Approach: Most Uberfall routes start almost directly from the carriage road. A trail runs along the cliff between The Brat and the Gerdie Block.

Descents Many routes now have bolted anchors but walking off is still required for other routes. Closer to the very beginning, you'll be able to walk back and scramble down behind the cliff. It's a good idea to familiarize yourself with the Uberfall Descent, which provides the walkoff for the majority of Uberfall routes as well as many beyond it.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Uberfall - left

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 1,011
Horseman
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 488
Bunny
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 229
No Picnic
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 328
Double Chin
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 225
Black Fly
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 147
Nice Crack Climb
Trad
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 114
Shit or Go Blind
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 164
Dirty Gerdie
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 411
Apoplexy
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 346
Nosedive
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 357
Retribution
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 76
Sonja
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 132
Coronary
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Veal in a Blender
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 51
No Solution
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Horseman
 1,011
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Bunny
 488
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
No Picnic
 229
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Double Chin
 328
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Black Fly
 225
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Nice Crack Climb
 147
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Shit or Go Blind
 114
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad
Dirty Gerdie
 164
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Apoplexy
 411
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Nosedive
 346
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Retribution
 357
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Sonja
 76
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Coronary
 132
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, TR
Veal in a Blender
 16
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
No Solution
 51
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, TR
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