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Lackawanna State Park Northeast Loop
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A quick loop through a unique landscape. Near Jessup, Pennsylvania
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A fun singletrack trail with some good views. Near Jessup, Pennsylvania
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Prompton State Park Loop
A great, rocky, PA State Park ride; a classic. Near Waymart, Pennsylvania
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Northeast Ridges and Valleys Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 2,062'
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Climbing areas scattered across the ridges, valleys and plateaus of the northeastern parts of PA, including the Lehigh Valley, the Poconos, and many state public lands. Allentown, Scranton, Stroudsburg and Wilkes Barre are some larger towns here. Smaller towns also often cater to tourists in many of these scenic destinations.

The Gap's multi-pitch trad routes, and the Narrows' reliable winter ice, are some of the tallest climbing lines in the state.

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148 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',62],['2 Stars',52],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',19],['5.7',7],['5.8',11],['5.9',12],['5.10',25],['5.11',16],['5.12',7],['5.13',3],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',11],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Northeast Ridges and Valleys

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northeast Ridges and Valleys:
Main Flow   WI4     Ice, 3 pitches, 330'   The Narrows
Main Gully   WI2-3     Ice, 3 pitches, 290'   The Narrows
Homeland Insecurity   WI4     Ice, 3 pitches   The Narrows
Left Corner   WI3     Ice, 110'   The Narrows
Yvly   V3 6A     Boulder   Emmaus Boulders : Main Area
Ratchet Strapped   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   Bauer Rock (South Mountain)... : The Shield Boulder
Pulp Friction   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Emmaus Boulders : Main Area
Surprise   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Mount Minsi : f. Land of the Giants
Beginner's Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Mocanaqua (Shickshinny) : Main Wall
Osprey   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   Mount Minsi : h. High Wall
Pizza   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'   Mocanaqua (Shickshinny) : Main Wall
Cornflake Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 35'   The Library : Main Block, Back Side
Stairway to Heaven   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   The Library : Rear Wall
The Gorgeous Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Lehigh Gorge State Park : Gorgeous Rocks
I-Beam   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60'   Mocanaqua (Shickshinny) : Paradise
Flamer   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 40'   The Library : Main Block, Back Side
Voyage of the Damned   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 150'   Mount Minsi : f. Land of the Giants
New Generation - 5.12a    5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Mocanaqua (Shickshinny) : Paradise
Lightning   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 34'   The Library : Rear Wall
Thunderstud   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 40'   The Library : Rear Wall
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Pleasure Feeds Addiction 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Pennsylvania : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : ... : h. High Wall
Start on the left end of the High Wall on the arete, 30 feet left of Osprey and 20 feet right of "Dragon's Lair". On the left end of the low roof where a rock bench can be found. P1: Climb straight up the arete on clean rock with good gear, passing a large ominous looking block on the right (avoid). Belay at a 2 bolt anchor (5.8G)P2: Continue straight up from the belay to the largest part of the overhang. Pull the hang on good gear, 10 feet left of where "Pain" pulls t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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