Elevation: 38 ft
GPS: 37.53, -77.446 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Orphaned User on Aug 11, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath

Description

Old railway bridge comprised of stacked and mortared granite blocks.  

Getting There

From downtown Richmond, head across the Belvidere Bridge towards Southside. Take the first left at the end of the bridge (heading towards the big Suntrust building) and either 1)hang a left immediately after passing the end of Suntrust, and park by the white metal fence and walk down to the top of the wall and scramble down to the base after setting topropes, or 2) drive further down, take the left as you would to find Legend Brewery, go all the way down the hill, hang a left, cross tracks, avoiding industrial traffic and trains, and park under the bridge. *cars get broken into here*-don't say I didn't warn you. There's an addional hazard in that if you come here and need to head out unexpectedly, there can be a wait for the trains to do their thing. I still parked here 95% of the time.

***THE PARKING UNDER THE BRIDGE IS NOW PERMANENTLY CLOSED DUE TO GENTRIFICATION EFFORTS***

There is designated parking in a small lot (~15 spaces) at the intersection of Semmes Ave. and W 7th St. Alternatively, you can park on Railroad Ave. There are NO PARKING signs here, so use it at your own risk. Never heard of anyone getting towed and this parking is used often- especially because of the typical parking being unavailable. Use good judgment. See picture below for a good visual reference.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Manchester Wall

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5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 18
Gutter Ball
Trad, Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 39
Bolts from Heaven
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Voodoo Doll
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 14
Snakes Above
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 30
Hooked on a Feeling
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 24
Fun and Games
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
McKenna
Trad, Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
The Mortar the Merrier
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 7
Crown of Thorns
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
Take It for Granite
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 22
Root Canal
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Proctologist
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Lost Friend
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 12
Tendinitis
Trad, Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 12
Nemesis
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Gutter Ball A) Main Wall
 18
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Sport
Bolts from Heaven B) First Pillar
 39
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Voodoo Doll B) First Pillar
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Snakes Above B) First Pillar
 14
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hooked on a Feeling A) Main Wall
 30
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Fun and Games A) Main Wall
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
McKenna C) Second Pillar
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
The Mortar the Merrier A) Main Wall
 20
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Crown of Thorns C) Second Pillar
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Take It for Granite A) Main Wall
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Root Canal A) Main Wall
 22
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Proctologist A) Main Wall
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Lost Friend A) Main Wall
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Tendinitis A) Main Wall
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad, Sport, TR
Nemesis C) Second Pillar
 12
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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