Shamoo Area Rock Climbing
Bashista Yo Sista, v5
The Shamoo area is one of Gretnas largest areas. Although not as nicely laid out as other areas, there are lots of great problems hidden in its nooks and crannies including the classics: Talking to Myself (V1), Decepticon (V3), Help Meat (V4), Shamoo (V6), and Heaven (V8). Some of the problems are quite tall so bring a couple of pads and lots of power. Enjoy!
Take the trail beside the nature center into the forest. At first three-way trail junction go Right. At second three-way junction go Left (uphill) and watch for an obvious access trail on Right just behind a large tree. Take access trail into forest. Pass the 45 area and look for access trail immediately on left. Follow the cairns uphill into the Shamoo area.
An alternative (and longer) approach is to enter from the white blaze trail via Smileys access trail. Follow the access trail uphill past Smiley to Shamoos access trail on Right just before the 45 area. Continued uphill from there following cairns.
Climbing Season For the Mount Gretna area.
Weather station 1.2 miles from here
13 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in Shamoo Area
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Featured Route For Shamoo Area
Bashista Yo Sista V5 6C PA
: South Central PA
: ... : Shamoo Area
A cool, powerful, intricate climb. To send this climb specific beta is what you KNEED. Sit start or squat if you cannot reach the starting holds. Start right hand in a good single pad undercling and left on the sloper rail. Move up the narrow block compressing with your whole body until you hit the good hold on the lip, from here climb around the right side of the block to a tough top out.This would get 4 stars however, the close proximity to the rocks on either side make it less than classic be...[more] Browse More Classics in PA