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From: Lancaster PA
Sep 6, 2012
|Any info on when SH North will open?|
By Larry S
From: Easton, Pennsylvania
Sep 7, 2012
|minquatrails - I think there has been some discussion of this over on the facebook page for safe harbor. If you ask there you usually get a quick reply from Eric Horst. I think the summary is the town is supposed to acquire the land sometime soon, but they don't have a usable bridge from south to north, so once they do that will need to be built, otherwise the only access is from a trailhead 4 miles north.|
Sep 12, 2012
where do you camp when climbing at safe harbor?
how does safe harbor compare to west point, ny?
May 6, 2013
Holy Slab Batman!!
Safe Harbor is an awesome sport climbing location - with easy access to camping and town, this area makes for a wonderful weekend trip with friends. There is so much to do! You better make this a two day trip!
Be prepared though to blow your feet trying to stand on tiny crips along the slab routes here. Bring a comfortable climbing shoe (if there is such a thing) and make sure to warm up.
Also! If you pick up Green Hill Rd (to get to crag parking) from the south, you're going to have a bad time. The road is trashed and your puny cars wouldn't be able to make it without some damage to the undercarriage. Map of what entrance I'm talking about: goo.gl/maps/XEhA7
Anyway, take some time to meet the locals climbing here; their passion for this crag is palpable. Everyone is so friendly and has a story to share.
By Adam Marcus
From: Arlington, VA
Apr 14, 2014
Caution: Although there is a parking lot at the north end of the Safe Harbor South crags (on the east side of Powerhouse Road just before it crosses the Conestoga River), climbers should *not* park there! The hike from that lot to the crags crosses private property and access is still a sensitive issue. Additionally, the trail is badly eroded and a bit treacherous, and if you miss the trail you'll end up on active train tracks.
Also: According to Eric Horst, the North crags *are* open. Here's a message from him with directions: SH North crags are open, but the main climbing area (Cemetry 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.
From: Alexandria, VA
Apr 20, 2015
|There are now several no parking signs along River Road right before the tunnel (I don't remember them from last October). So it seems that you have to drive through the tunnel to park, or park a hundred yards or more before the tunnel.|