The Rock Climbing Wall At Quarry Trails Will Open Later This Year

Quarry Trails Metro Park just keeps getting better and better.

The newest metro park has already become a quick favorite with its gorgeous, easily accessible waterfall and one-of-a-kind mountain biking trail. But as construction continues, each phase of the park brings new, exciting areas.

Work has already begun on a 160-foot tall rock climbing wall. The wall will stretch for nearly half a mile and unlike other Metro Parks climbing spots, it will be constructed on natural stone.

The park is located on part of 600 acres west of the Scioto River in an area that was once part of Marble Cliff Quarry. The quarry provided the limestone for several iconic buildings around Columbus, including the Ohio Statehouse. There is still an active quarry on the property, in addition to the many phases of the park build.

Park officials are hopeful that the climbing wall will be completed this year. In the meantime, if you’d like to get a good view of the climbing area, you can always take the Tall Wall Trail, which runs right alongside the climbing area and also along the ridge above.

For more info about Quarry Trails Metro Park, visit metroparks.net.

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