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School House Crag 


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Location: 39.91395, -79.47818 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Justin Johnsen, The Stoned Master, Kristine Hoffman
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


10 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for School House Crag:
Flying Dutchman   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Sport, 70'   
Cry Me a River   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Sport, 45'   
Firefly   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 35'   
Humpty Dumpty   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 70'   
Arachnophobia   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 75'   
Good Day to Die   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 75'   
Kaya   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 80'   
Natural Mystic   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 90'   
Soul Rebel   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 70'   
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Dana working Natural Mystic 5.12a on an amazing fall day in Ohiopyle State Park, PA.

Natural Mystic 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  PA : Ohiopyle State Park : 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

Photos of School House Crag Slideshow Add Photo
Metamorphosis 5.8 (5.6 to tree) <br />Schoolhouse Crag
BETA PHOTO: Metamorphosis 5.8 (5.6 to tree)
Schoolhouse Crag
Pulling the first roof on Kaya 5.11b Schoolhouse Crag.  Ohiopyle State Park, PA
Pulling the first roof on Kaya 5.11b Schoolhouse C...
Laura Hahn pulling the final lip on Arachniphobia 5.10d  Schoolhouse Crag, Ohiopyle State Park, PA
Laura Hahn pulling the final lip on Arachniphobia ...
Laura Hahn seconding Humpty Dumpty  5.10d at Schoolhouse.
Laura Hahn seconding Humpty Dumpty 5.10d at Schoo...
Laura Hahn mid fall on Good Day to Die 5.11a
Laura Hahn mid fall on Good Day to Die 5.11a
Skyler Anderson seconding Flying Dutchman 5.5 at Schoolhouse Crag.
Skyler Anderson seconding Flying Dutchman 5.5 at S...
Laura crimping through the final section on Good Day to Die 5.11a on a beautiful fall day.
Laura crimping through the final section on Good D...
Dana starting up Natural Mystic at Schoolhouse Crag
Dana starting up Natural Mystic at Schoolhouse Cra...
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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!