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Elevation: 322 ft 98 m
GPS: 40.25428, -76.88695
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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.

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

Bat Conservation | How You Can Help

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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.
V1 5
 63
The Pyramid
Boulder
V2 5+
 47
Overlord
Boulder
V3 6A
 64
Porcelain
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 52
The Original Route
Boulder
V4 6B
 102
Smiley Face
Boulder
V4 6B
 71
Fabulous
Boulder
V4 6B
 30
Breadloaf Arete
Boulder
V5 6C
 77
Colflesh Direct
Boulder
V5 6C
 35
Juggernaut
Boulder
V5 6C
 37
Cobra
Boulder
V6 7A
 37
Year of the Dragon
Boulder
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 172
Autumn Arch
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 104
Hydroman
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 61
Machismo
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 54
Wonderama
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Pyramid Governor Stable > Pyramid Area
 63
V1 5 Boulder
Overlord Governor Dick P… > Shamu Area > Wave Boulders
 47
V2 5+ Boulder
Porcelain Governor Dick P… > Matrix Area > Upper Matrix
 64
V3 6A Boulder
The Original Route Governor Dick P… > Highball Area > Highball
 52
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Smiley Face Governor Dick P… > Smiley Area > Smiley Boulder
 102
V4 6B Boulder
Fabulous Governor Dick P… > 45 Area > 45 Degree Boulder
 71
V4 6B Boulder
Breadloaf Arete Governor Stable > Breadloaf & Immediate…
 30
V4 6B Boulder
Colflesh Direct Governor Dick P… > Colflesh Area > Colflesh Boulder
 77
V5 6C Boulder
Juggernaut Governor Stable > Moby's & Friends
 35
V5 6C Boulder
Cobra Governor Stable > Breadloaf & Immediate…
 37
V5 6C Boulder
Year of the Dragon Governor Dick P… > Matrix Area > Year of the Dragon
 37
V6 7A Boulder
Autumn Arch Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > g. Autumn Arch Sector
 172
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Hydroman Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > k. Hydroman Sector
 104
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Machismo Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > e. Machismo Sector
 61
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Wonderama Safe Harbor > Safe Harbor South > g. Autumn Arch Sector
 54
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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