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School House Crag

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Arachnophobia S 
Cry Me a River S 
Firefly S 
Flying Dutchman S 
Good Day to Die S 
Humpty Dumpty S 
Kaya S 
Metamorphosis S 
Natural Mystic S 
Soul Rebel S 

School House Crag Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.91395, -79.47818 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tim Anderson on Oct 9, 2009
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Description 

The 2nd climbable crag. Probably the most popular of the crags. It is about 90' tall at its highest point with most routes being about 70'. Mostly steep overhanging sport routes with great photo potential. Several moderate sport routes also exist to the left end of the cliff.

Getting There 

To approach by bicycle: Head towards Connellsville (downstream) out of Ohiopyle Apprx. 4.25 miles 20-30min. ride. Cliff located 50 yards off of trail on left. Obvious foot trail from bike trail to cliff. To appraoch by foot: Park at Mitchell Trail/Kentuck trail near the Bruner Run. Take-out parking lot (top of road not bottom), follow Mitchell Trail to Kentuck trail, turn right onto Kentuck trail, follow to bike trail, make left onto bike trail. 5min. walk to crag, 30-40min. hike.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.1 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in School House Crag

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for School House Crag:
Flying Dutchman   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 70'   
Cry Me a River   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 45'   
Firefly   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 35'   
Arachnophobia   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 75'   
Humpty Dumpty   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 70'   
Good Day to Die   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 75'   
Natural Mystic   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
Soul Rebel   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 70'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dana working Natural Mystic 5.12a on an amazing fa...

Natural Mystic 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  PA : Southwestern Highlands : ... : School House Crag
Start in front of the Bent tree. Climb up the continuous overhangs to the final lip with a fixed chain draw. Pull the lip and finish on easier face climbing above. Most people stick clip the first bolt....[more]   Browse More Classics in PA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Dana starting up Natural Mystic at Schoolhouse Cra...
Dana starting up Natural Mystic at Schoolhouse Cra...
Rock Climbing Photo: Metamorphosis 5.8 (5.6 to tree) Schoolhouse Crag
BETA PHOTO: Metamorphosis 5.8 (5.6 to tree) Schoolhouse Crag
Rock Climbing Photo: Skyler Anderson seconding Flying Dutchman 5.5 at S...
Skyler Anderson seconding Flying Dutchman 5.5 at S...
Rock Climbing Photo: Laura crimping through the final section on Good D...
Laura crimping through the final section on Good D...
Rock Climbing Photo: Laura Hahn mid fall on Good Day to Die 5.11a
Laura Hahn mid fall on Good Day to Die 5.11a
Rock Climbing Photo: Laura Hahn pulling the final lip on Arachniphobia ...
Laura Hahn pulling the final lip on Arachniphobia ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the first roof on Kaya 5.11b Schoolhouse C...
Pulling the first roof on Kaya 5.11b Schoolhouse C...
Rock Climbing Photo: Laura Hahn seconding Humpty Dumpty  5.10d at Schoo...
Laura Hahn seconding Humpty Dumpty 5.10d at Schoo...

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By Jeremy Steck
From: Salt Lake City, UT
Jul 10, 2010
Please do not take the biners from the fixed chains or anchors. They are left there for everyone's convenience. In some situations, the fixed biners are helpful for cleaning the steep routes. They are not bail biners.
By Dillon Schwertz
May 25, 2014
On Monday May 5th my group had an accident that ended in an injury that forced me to leave 6 black diamond quick draws (orange rope-end, silver bolt-end, short dogbone) as I helped carry the injured person out. By the time I was able to head back down there the draws were gone. I know this is a long shot but if anyone happened to pick up my draws, I'd love to have them back. They were on Cry Me a River on the left side of the crag. I had all of the draws up and the anchors. Hook me up with my draws and I'll owe you a pizza and beer for sure.

Thanks everyone!
By Eugenel
From: PA
May 16, 2016
Tim Anderson's blog for Ohiopyle. Contains a TOPO of the routes