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Bees Knees, The S 
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Thieves in the Night S 
Whale Tail S 

River's End Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.91335, -79.48418 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tim Anderson on Nov 5, 2009

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One of the several downstream climbing areas on the Ohiopyle bike path (Great Allegheny Passage) in Ohiopyle State Park. This crag consists of two separate walls with a short break down between. Unlike many of the overhanging routes at nearby Schoolhouse and Maple Wall, Rivers End offers a higher concentration of bolted face climbs. The left wall is easily recognized by a prominent roof and some overlaps. The right side is vertical face climbing with few overhangs. It gets full sun in the fall and winter which makes this a great spot on warm winter days. In the summer there is plenty of shade to stay cool. A great pit stop on the way to popular School House Crag (don't be surprised when you end up spending the whole day here).

Getting There 

From Ohiopyle head downstream on the bike trail apprx. 4miles. Located .25 miles before Schoolhouse crag, .50 miles before Maple Wall. This is the crag just before the (RE) - River's End marker on the bike trail.

If approaching from Bruner Run take-out, this crag is apprx. 1.75 miles upstream from the lot.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in River's End

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for River's End:
Whale Tail   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
The Bees Knees   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
Petrified   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   
Sludge Factory   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For River's End
Rock Climbing Photo: Laura seconding Sludge Factory.

Sludge Factory 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  Pennsylvania : Southwestern Highlands : ... : River's End
From the small ledge, juggle your way up the arete to a stance under a small roof (crux). Follow the bolts to a big ledge under the prominent roof. Pull the roof, and anchors are just above that....[more]   Browse More Classics in Pennsylvania

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By Eugenel
From: PA
May 16, 2016
Tim Anderson's blog for Ohiopyle. Contains a TOPO of the routes
By akostura2
Jul 3, 2017
The approach to this crag is badly eroded. I went to climb when the ground was wet and it was extremely difficult to get footing.

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