Birdsboro Quarry Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe Bird's sub areas from LEFT TO RIGHT:
Orange Sunshine Wall
Sun Wall (Long Slabs)
10. Grunge Wall
The Wall of Immortals
Ground Up Wall
Beer Wall (Reservoir Level)
Birdsboro has the most sport climbs of any open area in eastern Pennsylvania, on variable quality diabase rock. The quarry's website is back in action for the latest information, including the current topo.
It's a former quarry located on the north side of Trap Rock in Birdsboro, PA. Use cable bridges to cross Hay Creek twice, and follow the farting climber sign to the climbing areas. There are dozens of bolted sport routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.14. Climbs are located on the upper level and at the resevoir level. There are also multi pitch slab climbs located across the reservoir.
The first climbs here were put up by Bob Perna and friends, by these days it's being developed by Ted Coffelt and company. You can contribute to the bolt fund in a signed drop pipe where the trail reaches the quarry.
A single 60m rope does fine for most climbs here. Only the long slabs on the far wall are two real pitches, you need to do two raps if you do both.
Rock type: Diabase. Since the climbing walls are machine cut, there's more loose rock than in most natural climbing areas.
The Birdsboro Climbing website is the best place to learn about climbing here, and contact the crag's stewards and other Birdsboro climbers. It also has a link to Birdsboro climbing's Facebook group.
The quarry lies is in Birdsboro township. Given their good relationship with the climbing community, it's nice to reciprocate and patronize local merchants on your way in and out of the crag.
The local police occasionally use the quarry as a gun range.
The Birdsboro Climbing Area is public land owned by Robeson Township and managed by the Birdsboro Municipal Authority. Access and recreational usage is granted to us as a privilege not a right. As the land managers all users are required to observe all posted signs and regulations. The lower Water Reservoir is part of the Boroughs drinking water supply. No fishing or swimming is allowed. No deep water soloing is permitted. No fire rings are permitted. Please obey these rules.
Remember, Climbers are Guests Here! If the Police or Birdsboro employees come out to use the shooting range we must vacate areas 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 13 until they are done.
Top rope manners: Use quickdraws in top anchors.
Do not rappel or set top ropes above climbs off webbing anchors.
Do not remove fixed protection on climbs.
Do not tamper with or modify existing routes.
Ask the local climbers before establishing new routes.
Top Roping routes should be done using quickdraws, not running
directly through anchors.
Lead climbers have the right of way when top rope lines are used for groups.
Please respect each other and allow them to play through on lead.
Pets: Dogs are welcome provided they dont bark obsessively,
dont growl/bark at climbers or other dogs.
Music: respect other climbers ask before you blast.
Trash: Please carry it all out organic waste, cigarette butts.
Camping is allowed for events and by request at other times.
Please contact us for more information and permissions about camping.
No Fire Rings are allowed. This is a Wilderness Area restriction.
Swimming and fishing is prohibited in the reservoirs.
Getting ThereTake 422 west, take a left on 345 into Birdsboro. Ignore the "road closed" signs and go all the way to the closure into Hay Creek Park. Cross the creek twice, using the cables (or walk through the creek). Please do NOT trespass on to Haines and Kibblehouse property.
The local Access Fund org is the Birdsboro Area Climbing Association.
Classic Climbing Routes at Birdsboro Quarry
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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