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Rim Road Climbing Area Rock Climbing 

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East facing crag about 30-50 feet high. Nice views of the Slippery Rock Creek and other tourists going about their business. Lots of shade from the trees can keep sections of the rock damp for a while after rain.

There is a good bouldering traverse wall and a few good top-rope routes here. Better suited to the beginner/intermediate than the Breakneck Bridge crag. There are a few easy to moderate routes that aren't too steep mixed in with some fun overhanging stuff.

Getting There 

Located across the river from the mill. Drive over the covered bridge and make a quick right onto the dirt Rim Road. Drive a 1/4 mile or so and park at the picnic tables with the kiosk noting the climbing area below. Walk 40 feet to the top of the cliff. Either walk/scramble to the base or rappel in.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.7 miles from here

36 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',2]

Classic Climbing Routes in Rim Road Climbing Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Rim Road Climbing Area:
Ross' Boulder   V0+ 4+ PG13     Boulder, 12'   Ross Boulder
Middle Edge   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Birthday Boulder
Beginners' Face   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     TR, 35'   Beginners' Face
You Name It   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     TR, 35'   Ship's Prow
The Arete   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR, 40'   Island Block
R.O.T.C. Route   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     TR   Rappel Rock
Five Finger Arete   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     TR, 30'   Five Finger Block
Sunshine   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     TR   Sunshine Wall
Laid Back   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     TR, 40'   Rappel Rock
Mr. Clean   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     TR   Sunshine Wall
Mission Impossible   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     TR, 45'   Island Block
Temptation   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     TR, 40'   Island Block
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Featured Route For Rim Road Climbing Area
Rock Climbing Photo: The Arete

The Arete 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Pennsylvania : The Northwest : ... : Island Block
Climb the overhanging arete through the bulges and then balance your way up the slab to the top. Although it's considered a classic, it tends to be less popular with beginners since setting the top rope requires a small, easy free solo to reach the top of the block....[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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Rock Climbing Photo: TJ raps in 40 feet from the car
TJ raps in 40 feet from the car

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