Elevation: 255 ft
GPS: 39.967, -76.455 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Climberdude on Apr 1, 2014 with 2 Suggestions
Admins: Justin Johnsen, William Sonoma, SCPC
Access Issue: Cemetery Wall temporarily closed for nesting falcons Details

Description

This area can be thought of as analogous to the Gunks in that the Nears have a quite different "feel" than the Trapps. Likewise, Safe Harbor North has a different feel than South.

Same weather and facing as Safe Harbor south.
The routes tend to be more spread out.
Also the routes are steeper.
The grades are a little more 'gunks like also, which is totally fine. #keepnorthstiff
On sunny days there are many hikers and bikers on the trail.

Recommended gear: 60m rope. 10 20cm draws, 3 "alpine" draws and 2 shorter sport draws.
There are also a few mixed/trad lines.

Getting There

Park at the north lot of the Enola Low Grade trail, which is at the top end of Safe Harbor North. This is hands down the best option for accessing the crag. The parking lot provides easy access to the rail trail which is smooth and level. You can walk or bring bikes to save time (the walls at North are spaced pretty far apart along ~5 miles of trail.) The first wall you see will be Sunset Wall. Address and coordinates here:

(2527 River Rd
Conestoga, PA 17516
GPS: 39.967432, -76.454550)

Or, you can park at Chestnut Grove parking (GPS 39.948447, -76.432095) if visiting Chimney of Horror section thru Euro wall. (1+ mile walk) This will put you on the rail trail in middle of the crag.

Finally, you can park at the bottom end of the crag on Observation Road if visiting Catfish Cliff through Cemetery Wall areas. (1+ mile walk). This approach is not simple or easy compared to parking at the lot at the far north end. After walking a section of road from the parking area, hike down the very steep section of trail to reach the rail trail. At the bottom of the hill you'll find yourself near the farthest south wall (Dam Wall). Coordinates here: (39.931881, -76.400958)

The numbers on the area pages here are for the mile posts along the trail.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Safe Harbor North

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 24
(Es) un yame
Sport
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 29
Chimney of horror
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Crack-a-lackin'
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 16
It's a Fine Line
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Easier Said than Done (EStD)
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 18
Black Crack
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 34
Predator
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 18
In the Jungle
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
42
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
2. Golden Bough
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 22
Balance of Power
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
4. Flash or Crash
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Ruby Red Slippers
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 16
Arm-a-geddon, AKA WtB
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Malice
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
(Es) un yame 2.0 International Area
 24
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Chimney of horror 1.5 Chimney of… > Trailside
 29
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Crack-a-lackin' 1.5 Chimney of… > Trailside
 27
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
It's a Fine Line 4.49 Cemetery Wall -…
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Easier Said than Done (EStD) 2.5 Alpine Wall (aka…
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Black Crack 2.5 Alpine Wall (aka…
 18
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Predator 1.5 Chimney of… > Trailside
 34
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
In the Jungle 1.5 Chimney of… > Trailside
 18
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
42 2.5 Alpine Wall (aka…
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
2. Golden Bough 3.3 Star Wall
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Balance of Power 3.0 Euro Wall
 22
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
4. Flash or Crash 3.3 Star Wall
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Ruby Red Slippers 4.50 Cemetery Wall
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Arm-a-geddon, AKA WtB 3.0 Euro Wall
 16
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Malice 3.0 Euro Wall
 9
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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