Elevation: 300 ft
GPS: 40.254, -75.814 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description

Here's an overview of the Bird from 2015: "The best choss you've ever had break off in your hand" - Lisa Hathaway, pro climber, talking about somewhere else.

Birdsboro has the most sport climbs of any open area in eastern Pennsylvania, on variable quality diabase rock. It’s a former quarry located on the north side of Trap Rock in Birdsboro, PA. There are dozens of bolted sport routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.14. There are also multi pitch slab climbs located across the reservoir. The first climbs here were put up by Bob Perna and friends and these days it's being developed by Ted Coffelt and company. Ted Coffelt has produced Birdsboro Routes, a digital guidebook with Gunks Apps, which is the latest source of complete information. 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. 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 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.

Guidelines for Birdsboro Access:

The Birdsboro Climbing Area is public land owned by Robeson Township and managed by the Birdsboro Municipal Authority. Access and recreational usage are granted to us as a privilege not a right. As the land managers all users are required to observe all posted signs and regulations. 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. 
  • Climbing etiquette: Build anchors using bolts – top rope or lower through your own quickdraws. 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. Lead climbers have the "right of way" when top rope lines are used for groups. 
  • Pets: Dogs are welcome provided they don't bark obsessively and don't 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. especially. 
  • 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.
  • The lower water reservoir is part of the Borough's drinking water supply. No deep-water soloing is permitted. Swimming and fishing are prohibited in the reservoirs. 

Get the latest info from the local climbing club here: https://www.birdsboroclimbing.com/

Getting There

**** CABLE BRIDGES ARE DOWN, ACCESS THROUGH HAYCREEK ROAD INSTEAD: 'Alt parking spot' below **** 

Take 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. Turn right when the road forks after the second creek crossing. From here you can access the Main Wall and the upper climbing area area. Take the Big Wall Stair/Trail to access the lower reservoir climbing area. Detailed directions here: birdsboroclimbing.com/direc…

alt parking spot:If you park at the other parking spot please do not block the gates. those gates are the only way for emergency services to access the quarry.

Access

The local Access Fund org is the Birdsboro Area Climbing Association.

Bat Conservation | How You Can Help

See a Bat on a Route, Give Us a Shout! 

Hey climbers, the Eastern Pennsylvania Alliance of Climbers (EPAC) is working with Rob Schorr at Colorado State University to help him spread the word about his bat research. Here’s a message from him about this important work and how, we as climbers, can help.

"Climbers for Bat Conservation is working with climbers to understand bat ecology and why bats choose certain cracks and flakes. We’re a collaboration between climbers, bat biologists, and land managers to understand where bats roost and where large populations may reside. We are interested in finding bats because of a new disease called white-nose syndrome (whitenosesyndrome.org) which has killed millions of bats in North America. This collaboration has identified bat roosts throughout the U.S., and as far away as Norway and Bulgaria. CBC was developed by biologists who climb and they are advocates for climbing access and bat conservation.

So, if you see bats while climbing, please let us know by emailing us at climbersforbats@colostate.edu, or visiting our website to learn more. climbersforbats.colostate.edu."

Thank You!
Rob Schorr

Zoologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program (warnercnr.colostate.edu/rschorr/)
Director, Climbers for Bat Conservation
Robert.schorr@colostate.edu

161 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Birdsboro Quarry

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 151
Orange Sunshine
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 184
Itching to Climb
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 70
Mighty Aphrodite
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 62
Jengaistic
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 62
Zorro Corner (Son of Zorro)
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 76
Jingle Bells
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 88
Virgin Suicides
Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 65
Puss in Boots
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 90
Face O Meter
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 136
Jenga
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 91
Jay's
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 72
Hinterland (first pitch)
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 58
Gym Dandy
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 77
Laid Back and Well Hung
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 46
Groovin'
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Orange Sunshine b. Orange Sunshine Wall
 151
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Itching to Climb a. Main Wall
 184
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Mighty Aphrodite n. Beer Wall (Reservo…
 70
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jengaistic d. Zorro Wall
 62
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Zorro Corner (Son of Zorro) d. Zorro Wall
 62
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Jingle Bells a. Main Wall
 76
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Virgin Suicides i. Sun Wall (Long Slabs)
 88
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Puss in Boots a. Main Wall
 65
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Face O Meter d. Zorro Wall
 90
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Jenga d. Zorro Wall
 136
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Jay's b. Orange Sunshine Wall
 91
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hinterland (first pitch) f. Big Wall
 72
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Gym Dandy b. Orange Sunshine Wall
 58
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Laid Back and Well Hung f. Big Wall
 77
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Groovin' f. Big Wall
 46
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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