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Areas in Safe Harbor North

0.5 Northernmost trail section 1 / 3 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
1.5 Chimney of Horror Section 2 / 14 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
2.0 International Area 0 / 5 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
2.5 Alpine Wall (aka tall wall) 3 / 13 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
3.0 Euro Wall 0 / 11 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
3.3 Star Wall 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
3.4 S. L. Area 3 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
3.6 Zero Wing 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
3.75 Cat Fish Cliff Area 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
4.0 Austin Powers Buttress 0 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
4.4 Choss Wall 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
4.4 Upper Choss Wall 0 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
4.49 Cemetery Wall - Fine Line Area 0 / 8 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
4.50 Cemetery Wall 0 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
4.51 Cemetery Short Wall 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
5.1 Dam Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Elevation: 255 ft
GPS: 39.967, -76.455 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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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 Enola Low Grade trail

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

and hike or bike 3 to 4+ miles on level smooth trail. Takes about 15 minutes on bikes.


Optionally, you can park on observation road if visiting catfish cliff thru cemetery wall areas.(1+ mile walk)

Or, park on Chestnut Grove parking (GPS 39.948447, -76.432095) if visiting chimney of horror section thru Euro wall.(1+ mile walk)




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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
It's a Fine Line
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Easier Said than Done
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Black Crack
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Predator
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
42
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Hand Crack
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Balance of Power
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
2. Knife Edge Arete
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nose, The
Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Sugar Frosted Razorflakes
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nini won't stay down
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
4. Steep Slab?
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Ruby Red Slippers
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Arm-a-geddon, AKA WtB
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Malice
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
It's a Fine Line 4.49 Cemetery Wall - Fine Line Area 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Easier Said than Done 2.5 Alpine Wall (aka tall wall) 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Black Crack 2.5 Alpine Wall (aka tall wall) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Predator 1.5 Chimney of Horror Section 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
42 2.5 Alpine Wall (aka tall wall) 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hand Crack 2.5 Alpine Wall (aka tall wall) 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Balance of Power 3.0 Euro Wall 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
2. Knife Edge Arete 3.3 Star Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Nose, The 4.50 Cemetery Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
Sugar Frosted Razorflakes 3.0 Euro Wall 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Nini won't stay down 4.50 Cemetery Wall 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
4. Steep Slab? 3.3 Star Wall 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Ruby Red Slippers 4.50 Cemetery Wall 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Arm-a-geddon, AKA WtB 3.0 Euro Wall 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Malice 3.0 Euro Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Adam Marcus
Salt Lake City, UT
Adam Marcus   Salt Lake City, UT
From a November 13, 2014 post on SafeHarborClimbing.com: "Safe Harbor North crags are now fully open to climbing, and we have recently received approval from the Manor Township Supervisor to approach Cemetery Wall from above via Observation Site Road. There’s a small parking lot at the gate, beyond which you’ll find a descent trail (on right) that will eventually lead you sharply downhill to the low grade. Turn right, and hike the low grade just a couple minutes to reach the highest climbs at Safe Harbor (on Cemetery Wall)." Mar 28, 2015
They are bomber. They are way better than the wedge bolts in that type of rock. Jul 18, 2016
Rocky Raccoon
Mechanicsburg, PA
Rocky Raccoon   Mechanicsburg, PA
Is there any information about the glue ins that seem to be prevalent at Safe Harbor North? Just trying to get a sense of how much these can be trusted. It's a little more difficult to evaluate glue ins than some other kinds protection. Before anyone says it, yes, I know, the choice to use them is mine alone. Just trying to assess the situation. Apr 5, 2016
Justin Johnsen
Nor Cal
Justin Johnsen   Nor Cal  
Is Safe Harbor North officially reopened now too? How cool!

If not let me know and I'll add an access note only for the north walls.

I can also help out with the admin tools as you flesh out the pages there.

I haven't been to Safe Harbor since I moved to California a couple of years ago. Out here we have a parallel crag to Safe Harbor, called Auburn Quarry.

After many years of closure, our local sport quarry is also opening to full time open access, a serious breakthrough. Here's to more quality neighborhood climbing spots! Apr 2, 2014

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