Quarry Trails Metro Park Creates Half-Mile Wide Rock Climbing Wall From Natural Cliff – 614NOW

The highly anticipated Quarry Trail Metro Park opened only a few months ago, but the hugely popular park is already hard at work creating another serious attraction.

According to Metro Parks Marketing, Communications & Public Engagement Manager Homa Moheimani, Quarry Trails — which opened its first phase to the public in November — began work on creating a 160-foot-tall, nearly 100-foot-tall rock climbing wall. half a mile wide.

Unlike the climbing wall at Scioto Audubon Metro Park, the Quarry Trails wall will not be man-made, but will instead use a natural rock face left over from the former quarry site the park calls home.

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“Because it was a long-standing quarry, there’s this really unique rock feature in the park that’s not exactly common in central Ohio,” Moheimani said. “From the start, we wanted to offer climbing at the park. We are delighted to work with engineers, a consulting company, who help us provide a safe experience there.

Moheimani noted that the park plans to implement something called a Via Ferrata, where climbers are attached to a system of cables and provide grips and support points.

There is currently no date in place for the opening of the new climbing wall, but visitors to Quarry Trail can still view the site up close by taking the park’s Tall Wall Trail, which runs along the rock face and allows hikers to stand on top of this.

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