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By Paul Brandstetter
From: Harrisburg PA
Jan 11, 2011
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By The Stoned Master
Sep 17, 2013
Be cautious when setting cams here. To maximize the potential that the cam will do as you want/expect (not walk, move, pop out, hold the fall, etc.) DO NOT place the lobes on the pebbles. When the lobes are placed on the smooth pebbles the cams can sometimes (definitly not always) dislodge the pebbles now making the cam too small or straight up pull the cam out with the pebble. Try and aim for the lobes to sit against the solid stone itself, if possible.
Enjoy this fun place and be mindful that LAW ENFORCEMENT officers do patrol here.
From: Lancaster PA
Sep 1, 2015
I went here for a day of trad climbing and was not disappointed. The approach is short (<10 minutes) and hauling the large cams (#5,#6) will allow you to sew up the wider cracks. Great crack climbs (especially for PA!). The rock is quite unlike anything I've climbed before. The place gets a good amount of shade so it made climbing in the heat of summer tolerable.
If you go for the trad climbs, be prepared to wander around the top a bit for the bolts. Not all anchors have rap rings.
I didn't try the sport climbing but there seems to be enough for at least a couple of visits and the bolts appeared to be in good shape.
Tired of Safe Harbor's sport & can't get to the Gunks for some EZ/Moderate Trad? Try this place.
Nov 8, 2015
|Note that I am posting a safety issue: Appears to be a fun place, but nice Sunday weather days during Fall and Winter appear to be crazy. Lots of people running around on top of the wall and lots of yelling and hollering (makes communicating impossible at times). I watched a kid run across the top of the wall, step in a puddle, and then fall very near where I was building an anchor. It would not have taken much more for him to fall off either side of the narrow wall. It was a bit hectic at times and I had to politely ask some folks not to mess around above where we were climbing. We only climbed one route and had someone peering down at us every few minutes from near our top rope anchor. It was too much to safely climb, so we left early. A local climber said weekdays are best; however, these are state game lands where weekday (Mon-Sat) recreation during hunting season is not permitted. I feel that this information is important because I would have spent my State Game Commission Sunday window elsewhere had I known about this situation.|
From: Lancaster PA
4 hours ago
Sorry you had a bad experience. I had the place to myself on a weekday.
Looks like the closure is seasonal. Maybe if you wear blaze orange you can climb there?
State game lands are public hunting grounds and lawful hunting
and trapping are permitted during open seasons. To enable the
Commission to effectively manage and protect these invaluable
land holdings for this and future generations of hunters, trappers
and wildlife enthusiasts, the following activities are prohibited:
Except on Sundays, to be present on state game lands from Nov. 15
through Dec.15 inclusive when not engaged in lawful hunting or
trapping and fail to wear a minimum of 250 square inches of
fluorescent orange material on the head, chest and back combined,
or, in lieu thereof, a hat of the same colored material. Orange
material must be visible 360 degrees. Persons using shooting ranges
Not sure if those regs only apply to Clinton county or not.
Anyone else have info on this?