Moving to Harrisbutg PA

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andrewc267 Cramer · · starkville, MS · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 0

Can anyone suggest good steep sport climbing crags in the Harrisburg PA area? Looking for 5.12-5.12+. Preferably overhung type of climbing.

Seth Derr · · harrisburg, pa · Joined Apr 2010 · Points: 2,020

Yep. It's called the New River Gorge and it's 6 hours away.

Otherwise we have Birdsboro quarry at about an hour and a half, and while there are a few decent climbs there in the range you're looking for it sure ain't the greatest.

Also there's Safe Harbor at about an hour away. Safe Harbor is primarily slab climbing in full sun on black rock. There are a couple overhanging sport climbs there but they are few and far between.

Some sport climbing at the Moc about an hour and a half north as well.

Can PM me for more info if you want. We have amazing bouldering and we are centrally located for trips to the New, Gunks, Seneca, Old Rag, and to a lesser extent New England and the Southeast, but locally our rope climbing leaves a whole lot to be desired.

Luke Lindeman · · Lancaster, PA · Joined Jul 2015 · Points: 0

+1 to what Seth said. Your only real options for sport in that range are The New, The Red and maybe Rumney, NH if you're willing to drive 8 hours. Don't waste time at Safe Harbor South if you want overhung because SH is the exact opposite - it's slab. Safe Harbor North has some pretty interesting new routes... might be worth checking out.

PA bouldering is stellar, and I don't even like bouldering.

There are some ok trad areas, but it's mostly moderate stuff. Nothing wild.

andrewc267 Cramer · · starkville, MS · Joined Aug 2012 · Points: 0

Thanks you Seth & Luke

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