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Climb at Birdsboro Quarry

Birdsboro, Pennsylvania


Added by Kyle C

An old quarry that was bolted in the nineties with sport routes ranging from 5.0 to 5.14.

To get there follow back roads to the parking lot that is tagged in the description.  From here, follow the trail/road paralleling Hay Creek until you reach a few large buildings.  There is an obvious sign here on the regulations of the area.  Do not go through the fence to the right and instead keep close to the walls on the left side. 

There is an easier to get there by parking at Rustic Park and following the obvious trail/road south across two wire bridges.  These wire bridges are currently no longer there, but I am putting this info out there in hopes that someday they will be back.

 As for the climbing itself there is sport climbing on most of the wall surrounding the quarry.  Main Wall and Orange Sunshine wall are both popular due to their easier routes and ease of access.  For this reason they can be polished.  You will pass other walls on your left with concentrations of climbs in the lower fifth class.  Soon you will reach Big Wall where there is the largest concentration of hard stuff. 

Dropping down into the lower portion of the quarry you will see an obvious wall in front of you called Sun Wall and Wall of Immortals.  Here you will find some two and three pitch routes.  If you are interested in a bit more adventure, you can head to Reservoir Wall or Ground Up Wall where you can climb a short pitch to a traverse line where you can climb above the waters.  There is also some climbing on the lower northwest facing walls to the south of the reservoir.

Some things to note while climbing in this area include packing out all your gear, top roping through your own draws and not the bolts, and keeping dogs in control.  The reservoir at the bottom of the quarry is a water source for the sounding community so unfortunately no swimming.  There is supposedly mining equipment down there so I’m not sure you would want to anyway! The police department also uses the area as a shooting range sparingly so if that is happening you have to clear the lower climbing areas.  Lastly, the rock here can be quite loose at times especially after the freeze/thaw cycle of the winter.  If stuff looks loose or if there is an X on it don’t trust the hold!

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