Elevation: 322 ft
GPS: 40.25429, -76.88696
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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.

Bat Conservation | How You Can Help

See a Bat on a Route, Give Us a Shout! 

Hey climbers,SCPC is working with Rob Schorr at Colorado State University to help him spread the word about his bat research. Here’s a message from him about this important work and how, we as climbers, can help.

"Climbers for Bat Conservation is working with climbers to understand bat ecology and why bats choose certain cracks and flakes. We’re a collaboration between climbers, bat biologists, and land managers to understand where bats roost and where large populations may reside. We are interested in finding bats because of a new disease called white-nose syndrome (whitenosesyndrome.org) which has killed millions of bats in North America. This collaboration has identified bat roosts throughout the U.S., and as far away as Norway and Bulgaria. CBC was developed by biologists who climb and they are advocates for climbing access and bat conservation.

So, if you see bats while climbing, please let us know by emailing us at climbersforbats@colostate.edu, or visiting our website to learn more. climbersforbats.colostate.edu."

Thank You!
Rob Schorr

Zoologist, Colorado Natural Heritage Program (warnercnr.colostate.edu/rschorr/)
Director, Climbers for Bat Conservation
Robert.schorr@colostate.edu

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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
 59
Porcelain
Boulder
V4 6B
 88
Smiley Face
Boulder
V5 6C
 64
Colflesh Direct
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 137
Le Eaglet
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 120
Public Service
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 119
Eminent Domain
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 97
Under Fire
Sport, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 86
Slab Master
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 134
Mental As Anything
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 136
Safe Harbor Direct
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 101
Locomotion
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 155
Autumn Arch
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 119
Electric Co.
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 83
Super Slab
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 93
Hydroman
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Porcelain Governor Dick P… > Matrix Area > Upper Matrix
 59
V3 6A Boulder
Smiley Face Governor Dick P… > Smiley Area > Smiley Boulder
 88
V4 6B Boulder
Colflesh Direct Governor Dick P… > Colflesh Area > Colflesh Boulder
 64
V5 6C Boulder
Le Eaglet Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > k. Hydroman Sector
 137
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Public Service Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > c Electric Co. Sector
 120
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Eminent Domain Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > g. Autumn Arch Sector
 119
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Under Fire Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > c Electric Co. Sector
 97
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport, TR
Slab Master Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > f. Super Slab Sector
 86
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Mental As Anything Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > k. Hydroman Sector
 134
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Safe Harbor Direct Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > c Electric Co. Sector
 136
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Locomotion Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > g. Autumn Arch Sector
 101
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Autumn Arch Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > g. Autumn Arch Sector
 155
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Electric Co. Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > c Electric Co. Sector
 119
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Super Slab Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > f. Super Slab Sector
 83
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Hydroman Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > k. Hydroman Sector
 93
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
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