Description

No relation to South Central L.A! This is as South as you can get while north of the Mason Dixon Line. Harrisburg, the state capitol, is the biggest city out this way, with State College also being another popular starting point for collegiate climbers from its north side. Adventure can be had in Amish Country and other farmlands, and in the tallest mountains of the state in this stretch of the Appalachians (with its famous namesake Trail), and on cliffs eroded from the banks of rivers like the Susquehanna. There is a great deal of variety here.

Safe Harbor is a well-known sport climbing destination in this area.

Access

The local Access Fund affiliate is the South Central Pennsylvania Climbers.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Central PA

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 28
Porcelain
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 82
Le Eaglet
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 70
Pro Bono
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 73
Two Pines
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 80
Public Service
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 64
Adopted Son
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 61
Eminant Domain
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 53
Slab Master
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 85
Mental As Anything
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 98
Safe Harbor Direct
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 59
Locomotion
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 92
Autumn Arch
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 68
Electric Co.
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 53
Super Slab
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 54
Hydroman
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Porcelain Governor Dick P… > Upper Matrix
 28
V3 6A Boulder
Le Eaglet Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > j. Hydroman Sector
 82
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Pro Bono Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > e. Super Slab Sector
 70
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Two Pines Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > b. Electric Co. Sector
 73
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Public Service Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > b. Electric Co. Sector
 80
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Adopted Son Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > j. Hydroman Sector
 64
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Eminant Domain Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > f. Autumn Arch Sector
 61
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Slab Master Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > e. Super Slab Sector
 53
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Mental As Anything Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > j. Hydroman Sector
 85
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Safe Harbor Direct Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > b. Electric Co. Sector
 98
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Locomotion Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > f. Autumn Arch Sector
 59
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Autumn Arch Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > f. Autumn Arch Sector
 92
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Electric Co. Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > b. Electric Co. Sector
 68
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Super Slab Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > e. Super Slab Sector
 53
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Hydroman Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > j. Hydroman Sector
 54
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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Does anyone in the area know of any good free car camping areas. I know I could stay at a wal mart for free but I was looking for something more secluded. May 23, 2016