Elevation: 35 ft
GPS: 40.435, -79.949 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 14,255 total · 88/month
Shared By: Brian Adzima on May 18, 2007
Admins: SWPACC SWPACC, Justin Johnsen, William Sonoma, SCPC
Access Issue: Climbing no longer permitted in Pittsburgh Details

Description

The bridge pillar used to support some bridge between Schenley Park and South Oakland. There are four bolted routes ones about 5.9, another 5.10, the other two are more difficult (5.11ish?). The blocks are cut stone about 3' by 6'. Amazingly there ae a variety of holds on each route. Jams, pinches, slopers, and of course crimps.

If you live in Pittsburgh its worth one trip.

Getting There

Underneath the Blvd of the Allies. Park at the small playground and then scramble thru broken glass down the hillside. You probably could rap in off the current bridge, but you might meet the boys in blue.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Bridge Pillar

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 4
Friction Fun
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
 3
Throw Away Your Keys
Sport, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Friction Fun
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport, TR
Throw Away Your Keys
 3
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13 Sport, TR
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