Elevation: 131 ft
GPS: 37.529, -77.455 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: *^$ on Jan 12, 2011 · Updates
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Shawn Heath

Description

15-20 routes in an old granite quarry. One or two bolted routes. There are some routes that could take gear, but it's not recommended. January saw a snowstorm in which the melting then freezing caused a huge flake to break off the crag. If thawing and freezing can cause this, so can expansion of camming devices. But it's up to you. Most routes between 30 and 40 ft. Some of the top anchors are sketchy to get to, a rappel is recommended to set them up.

Getting There

From the interstate take the Fifth Street exit. Follow Fifth until it ends. This will put you on Tredegar Street. Take a right on Tredegar. Park in the lot that's under the railway bridge. Take a foot bridge to Belle Isle. Take the trail on the northern end of the island, parallel to the river, until you see the quarry on your left. You'll pass the amphitheater climbing area, also on your left. Approach time 15 minutes. Tredager Iron Works is a good GPS location to get you into the general area, after which you cant miss the free parking area across the street.

From the south side of the river, park near the 21st street entrance to Belle Isle.  Walk along the river to the bridge to cross onto the island.  Keep walking to the wide open area, and then take a left on the wide trail near the north pedestrian bridge.  Keep walking until you see the quarry on the left.  Approach time 20-25 minutes.

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