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|Type:||Sport, 80 ft (24 m)|
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|Shared By:||Climberdude on Apr 21, 2014|
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Peregrine falcons are recovering but remain rare in Pennsylvania, after completely disappearing from eastern North America due to DDT effects. Cliff nesting is crucial to their continued recovery. When they nest on human-made structures (bridges and buildings), many of the young die by falling into the river and drowning, getting hit by cars, flying into glass, and other hazards of the urban environment. Cliff sites are much more secure, and before DDT, peregrines nested almost exclusively on cliffs.
There are less than 50 pairs of peregrines nesting in the state and only 9 are nesting on cliffs. Three of those cliffs are used by climbers, meaning that only 3 cliffs need to be avoided for the nesting season, February 15 to July 31. Once the young have fledged, the cliff can be opened to climbing again.
At 3 or 4 th bolt. The line splits left. Follow the left split and bolts to steep wall and anchors. There is at least 1 hold that is reinforced with epoxy.