Safe Harbor South Rock Climbing
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Approaching from south to north, the climbing sectors reached (in order) are: Key West, Blood Sugar Magic, Electric Co., Tenuous Odyssey, Machismo, Super Slab, Autumn Arch, the Righteous and the Wicked, Numero Uno, Train in Vain, and Hydroman.
The South Central Pennsylvania Climbers website has Eric Horst's mini-guide to the south areas as well as the recently published guidebook to both North and South. The area divisions used here are from the mini guide.
If your party has more than one vehicle, leave them at the park, and carpool from there.
After turning left (south) on River Road at Safe Harbor Park, continue on River Road as it winds back uphill. Turn right on Green Hill Road. At the first four-way intersection, turn left on Brenner Hollow, and then take another immediate right back onto Green Hill. In another mile or so, just before a flower preserve sign, Green Hill turns downhill onto a gravel road and to a tunnel.
Park just before or after the tunnel (remember that everyone has to U-turn and drive out past you). There's enough room for many vehicles to park here.
Check for recent "No parking" signs, in case of recent changes.
A few feet from the northeastern side of the tunnel on Green Hill is the start of an unmarked climber's trail that leads from Green Hill Road to the Enola Low Grade Trail (the rails-to-trails trail). Walk through the woods for 5-10 minutes, mostly uphill, until you emerge from the woods onto the Enola trail, which is 50+ feet wide, completely covered in gravel, and flanked by a line of power lines. Turn right (north) and walk until you see bolts on the wall to your right (about 1/8 to 1/4 of a mile).
Warning: If you end up on the lower rail trail, with rails and trains running on it, you're off-route.
Classic Climbing Routes at Safe Harbor South
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