Looking down from the top of The Nose
Same weather and facing as Safe Harbor south.
The routes tend to be more spread out.
Also the routes are steeper.
On sunny days there are many hikers and bikers on the trail.
Park at the north lot and hike or bike 3 to 4+ miles on level smooth trail. Takes about 15 minutes on bikes.
Adam Marcus' note quoting an email from Eric Horst: "SH North crags are open, but the main climbing area (Cemetery Wall) has no direct access yet. So the instructions to visit SH North… is to park at the north-end trailhead of the Manor Twp rail trail, located on River Rd just north of Turkey Hill dairy. An almost 5 mile hike or bike ride is required to get to Cemetery Wall, although you will pass occasional scattered route development along the way. Direct access to Cemetery Wall (from Observation Road above the crag) currently crosses private property. Thus, we can’t encourage climbers to enter this way…although some surely do. I’ve met with Manor Twp numerous times and they are working on an easement across the private land that will allow climbers to use this more direct approach—this may come to fruition later this year."
The numbers on the area pages here are for the mile posts along the trail.
Weather station 5.9 miles from here
75 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',53],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',1]
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Nose, The 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PA
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: ... : 4.51 Cemetery Wall
Start just left of the nose. Climb to the first high bolt. Continue to third bolt and pull over the nose.Clip 4th bolt and then up and right and clip a bolt on 'Chutes and Ladders'. From here follow bolts up and right to semi-hanging belay. Step off the anchor to the right and move up through two bolts. Follow remaining bolts staying on left side of nose. At some point a finger crack over bulge appears on your left. Follow that to anchors....[more] Browse More Classics in PA
By Justin Johnsen
From: Sacramento, CA
Apr 2, 2014
Is Safe Harbor North officially reopened now too? How cool!
If not let me know and I'll add an access note only for the north walls.
I can also help out with the admin tools as you flesh out the pages there.
I haven't been to Safe Harbor since I moved to California a couple of years ago. Out here we have a parallel crag to Safe Harbor, called Auburn Quarry.
After many years of closure, our local sport quarry is also opening to full time open access, a serious breakthrough. Here's to more quality neighborhood climbing spots!