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|Location:||40.0485, -75.2134 View Map Incorrect?|
|Administrators:||Justin Johnsen, Rock Jock, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)|
|Submitted By:||Justin Johnsen on Aug 16, 2010|
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Apr 4, 2011
|Unfortunately the city removed all of the anchors and holds from the Henry Avenue Bridge last year when they did some extensive work on the bridge (thank you stimulus).|
Apr 13, 2011
The above refers to the Kelly drive boulder. It's fun if you like V0 traverses in direct sun with a lot of background noise and traffic.
The best bouldering is along the bike path on Lincoln Drive. There are about 50 problems from V0-V11 (some pure lines, some are eliminates).
If you enter from Ridge Ave, there are 5 distinct "areas"/boulders within a half mile (Urination Amphitheater (just off ridge), Main Area (top of the hill), Slab (just past 100 steps), Long Wall, & Torque (directly across from the (old) police station on Lincoln Drive).
Rich's Arete - V4
Easy Arete - V1
Sloper Traverse - V0
Urban Sprawl - V8
Jugs - V1
Simpson's 7 - V6/7
Rocco's Variation - V4
Center Arete (right start) - V7
Full Traverse - V6+
Unemployment Line - V9
The Slab - V0
Torque - V7
Unnamed Arete (just past the torque boulder, on the hillside) - V4
There are more boulders (10 problems?) making a crown on the hillside towards the end of the bike path (2 miles down) as you approach the Forbidden Drive Parking area, however these are on the other side of the creek. These are visible from the parking lot.
By Dan Herscovitch
May 4, 2011
That's too bad, I'd heard many a story about climbing the bridge and always wanted to try it.
Justin, I remember doing a 5.5ish climb at Livezey rock, but I can't remember what route it follows. I'm sure there is something on there easier than 5.7, anyway.
By Rob Goldberg
Aug 28, 2012
Please use your common sense. Imagine the precarious access situation we face with this valuable local resource. There are some areas where word of mouth makes more sense. All it takes is one incident for this area to be closed again.