Safe Harbor North Rock Climbing
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This area can be thought of as analogous to the Gunks in that the Nears have a quite different "feel" than the Trapps. Likewise, Safe Harbor North has a different feel than South.
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 cant encourage climbers to enter this way
although some surely do. Ive 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 approachthis may come to fruition later this year."
The numbers on the area pages here are for the mile posts along the trail.
Climbing Season For the Safe Harbor area.
Weather station 5.9 miles from here
101 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',17],['2 Stars',67],['1 Star',14],['Bomb',2]
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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!
By Adam Marcus
From: Arlington, VA
Mar 28, 2015
From a November 13, 2014 post on SafeHarborClimbing.com: "Safe Harbor North crags are now fully open to climbing, and we have recently received approval from the Manor Township Supervisor to approach Cemetery Wall from above via Observation Site Road. Theres a small parking lot at the gate, beyond which youll find a descent trail (on right) that will eventually lead you sharply downhill to the low grade. Turn right, and hike the low grade just a couple minutes to reach the highest climbs at Safe Harbor (on Cemetery Wall)."