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Areas in South Central PA

Bellefonte Quarry 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Bilger's Rocks 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Boxcar Rocks (Chinese Wall) 12 / 3 / 14 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Buchanan's Birthplace State Park 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Chickies Rock 21 / 0 / 18 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 29
Coburn 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Dauphin Narrows 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 11
Donation Rocks 5 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 13
Gifford Pinchot State Park 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Governor Dick Park (aka Mount Gretna) 0 / 0 / 0 / 130 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 130
Governor Stable 0 / 0 / 0 / 132 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 132
Hunter's Rocks (Rocky Ridge Natural Area) 0 / 0 / 1 / 47 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 48
Little Rocky Ridge 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Little Scandinavia 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Newport Tunnel 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Peavine Island 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Pole Steeple 3 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Pond Bank 80 / 4 / 33 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 92
Port Clinton Crag 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Purgatory Rocks 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Safe Harbor 24 / 211 / 31 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 250
Shaffer Rocks (The Hermitage) 1 / 0 / 34 / 25 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 59
State Game Lands (SGL) 88 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Susquehanna River, Muddy Run 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Tumbling Run 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Walnut Bottom 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Whaleback Mountain 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Whiskey Springs 0 / 0 / 0 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
White Rock Acres 3 / 0 / 3 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Woodcock Valley 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0

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.

Getting There

Harrisburg is the urban hub. A large region, see individual areas for directions.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South Central PA

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V3 6A
Porcelain
Boulder
V6 7A
Year of the Dragon
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Le Eaglet
Trad, Sport, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Pro Bono
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Public Service
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Adopted Son
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Under Fire
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Slab Master
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Mental As Anything
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Safe Harbor Direct
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Locomotion
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Autumn Arch
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Electric Co.
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Super Slab
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Hydroman
Sport
Porcelain Governor Dick Par… > Upper Matrix V3 6A Boulder
Year of the Dragon Governor Dick Par… > Upper Matrix V6 7A Boulder
Le Eaglet Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > j. Hydroman Sector 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport, TR
Pro Bono Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > e. Super Slab Sector 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Public Service Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > b. Electric Co. Sector 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Adopted Son Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > j. Hydroman Sector 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Under Fire Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > b. Electric Co. Sector 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Slab Master Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > e. Super Slab Sector 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Mental As Anything Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > j. Hydroman Sector 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Safe Harbor Direct Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > b. Electric Co. Sector 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Locomotion Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > f. Autumn Arch Sector 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Autumn Arch Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > f. Autumn Arch Sector 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Electric Co. Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > b. Electric Co. Sector 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Super Slab Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > e. Super Slab Sector 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Hydroman Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > j. Hydroman Sector 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

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