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Routes in Bellefonte Quarry

Coleman's Crack T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
El Crackitan T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Left Hand Eliminate T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Manufractured S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Voices From The Deep T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Elevation: 727 ft
GPS: 40.924, -77.78 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Patrick Mulligan on Sep 12, 2012
Admins: Justin Johnsen, Kyle Stapp
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Access Issue: Private Property - Closed Details


Excellent climbing on three main sections of cliff. The cliffs are made of of a tilted bed of limestone that were exposed when the area was quarried years ago. Both face and crack climbs are prevalent. Several of the face routes were put up 20+ years ago, so the bolts may be suspect. Also care must be taken when placing gear in limestone.

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See the GPS location. In general, park on the street discretely and discretely walk into the quarry off of Armor Run Road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Bellefonte Quarry

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Left Hand Eliminate
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
El Crackitan
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Coleman's Crack
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Left Hand Eliminate
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
El Crackitan
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Coleman's Crack
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
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Nedsterdam, Colorado
Rogerlarock   Nedsterdam, Colorado
El crackitan 5.9+ bwaaaahhhaaaaaaaaa!

The "20 y/o" bolts we put in (20+years ago) are mostly very long so as to penetrate multiple layers in the bedding plane of the rock. Yeah, I typed penetrate... Should still be okay...Prior to that the standard Bellefonte bolt was the total POS self-drive lag shield. Not a bad bolt for the dude placing it,otherwise crap. (Though most of them did hold some long falls.) The change occurred of course when we bagged drilling by hand from stances and went French, er a Sport,nope let's see..ok- top-down on rappel.
Saddens me to see the quarry closed. Lots of memories there. Nov 25, 2012
Then again. I don't ever remember climbing at the Quarry when it was "open". Dec 14, 2012
Note that the left-to-right sorting of the routes here is not correct. It should be, from left to right:
El Crackitan
Coleman's Crack
Left Hand Eliminate Nov 9, 2013
Justin Johnsen
Sacramento, CA
Justin Johnsen   Sacramento, CA  
Thanks JCG, fixed those. Nov 10, 2013
hey rick mix, any info on the bouldering start crack to the left of el C. maybe something lighting?? 12-ish?? thanks- Feb 25, 2014
I can't seem to track down my old guide which has me somewhat freaked out at the moment, but I think you may be confusing White Lightning (the 5.7 discontinuous crack and pg-13 or R rated lead on the beginner wall)with White Line Fever. White Line Fever was a very narrow calcite filled crack at almost the end of the wall with crazy sharp and painful jams that went at roughly 5.12a or .12b and ended with some crazy run out hard slab moves. If that's what your talking about I believe its White Line Fever. Feb 28, 2014
Cumming, Ga
SuperB   Cumming, Ga
I remember climbing here. we had a lot of fun El Crackitan was a great run.
the lower walls were good practice.
I remember White line fever it was the hardest climb i have ever made thought i would need a new set of fingers after that one. Jul 28, 2015
Doug Hyp
Gettysburg, PA
Doug Hyp   Gettysburg, PA
After having been here a few times, we have found repercussions of trespassing are slim. So are the warnings however. Everything is very overgrown and dirty. Get past that, and it's beautiful climbing ahead. The ratings, in my mind, are sandbagged. Of course that could be due to fear of limestone trad placements.....mental armor wears thin:)
Have a blast, be considerate, and love this place!
It's definitely pa's gemstone! Apr 12, 2016

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