Elevation: 38 ft
GPS: 37.53, -77.446 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jake Jones on Aug 11, 2007 with 1 Suggestions
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
 6
Potty Training
Trad
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 13
Gutter Ball
Trad, Sport
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 32
Bolts from Heaven
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 23
Voodoo Doll
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 11
Snakes Above
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 28
Hooked on a Feeling
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Fun and Games
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
McKenna
Trad, Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 18
The Mortar the Merrier
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Take It for Granite
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Root Canal
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Proctologist
Trad, Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 12
Tendinitis
Trad, Sport, TR
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Pulp Friction
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Nemesis
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Potty Training B) First Pillar
 6
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Gutter Ball A) Main Wall
 13
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Sport
Bolts from Heaven B) First Pillar
 32
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Voodoo Doll B) First Pillar
 23
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Snakes Above B) First Pillar
 11
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Hooked on a Feeling A) Main Wall
 28
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Fun and Games A) Main Wall
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
McKenna C) Second Pillar
 16
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
The Mortar the Merrier A) Main Wall
 18
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Take It for Granite A) Main Wall
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Root Canal A) Main Wall
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Proctologist A) Main Wall
 8
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Tendinitis A) Main Wall
 12
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad, Sport, TR
Pulp Friction C) Second Pillar
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Nemesis C) Second Pillar
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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