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12. Reservoir Wall  

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The Reservoir Wall is a series of climbs mostly starting on a ledge halfway up the north wall. Trees above, water below. Hazards include falling trees and rocks, cliff jumpers, and killer geese defending their nests.

Ground level climbs, or the far right-hand (northeast) edge of the water. Left to right:

Mya's Climb (5.8 to 5.9)
Variation, Mya's Roof (5.10d)
Ian's Climb (5.9)

Climbs starting on the ledge which is reached by doing Mya's climb. Left to right:

Loch Ness (5.8)
Batmania (5.8)
Deep Six (5.9+)
Slammin' Salmon (5.9)
Swimming with the Fishes (5.11d)
Depth Charge (5.9)

Getting There 

From the welcome sign, follow the wide right-hand trail downhill toward the reservoir. Follow the path left around the fence to the other side. Once there, follow the other side of the fence back to where it meets the a rock wall in the woods, next to the right-hand shore of the reservoir. Follow the wall left until you get to the ground-level climbs of the Reservoir Wall.

To reach the upper climbs, you'll climb most of Mya's Climb until you're level with the ledge. From there, traverse left along a ledge, high above the reservoir. A series of climbs start from this scenic perch.

Follow the path past the Lower Climbs on your left, along the reservoir to your right. Follow a side trail along the edge of reservoir, and take it through the woods to the north. You'll reach a wooden sign with a weathered topo of the Giant Wall. Just past it you'll find the real deal.

Climbing Season

For the Birdsboro Quarry area.

Weather station 2.4 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 12. Reservoir Wall:
Mya's Climb   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Depth Charge   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
Ian's Climb   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Mya's climb

Mya's Climb 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  PA : Southeastern Lowlands : ... : 12. Reservoir Wall
Longer than most climbs on the Main Wall. Rock can be hot from sun exposure. Slight rope drag as you near the top....[more]   Browse More Classics in PA

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On the traverse line, top of Mya's climb. Watch ou...
On the traverse line, top of Mya's climb. Watch ou...
At the top of batmania
At the top of batmania

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By steinerbiner
From: san diego, ca
Apr 12, 2014
Just got done climbing at the quarry and found a loose bolt. I forgot my nut tool :/ when at the top of Mya's climb the second traverse line, the last bolt on the line is super loose! Tried to tighten the best I could by hand but really needs some good leverage applied. Next person up the wall should tighten it down. Also tons of loose rock up there. Great climb overall, the traverse line is a lot of fun. Also no sign of goose nesting anywhere I saw on Loch Ness.
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