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Shaffer Rock (aka The Hermitage)

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About Shaffer Rock (aka The Hermitage):

TR, some Trad, and bouldering possibilities off of the AT in Michaux State Forest. Less than 50 yards from the road this is a well-used area with history. There is also a rental cabin from the PATC at the base of the rocks known as the Hermitage that allows for a great multi-day trip for one to tackle the 20+ TR problems and dozens of boulders for pad squashers.
Nearest town or city: South Mountain
Directions: Coming from the east or west on 30, one will want to find 233 running through Caledonia State Park and intersecting 30 there. Take 233 south to South Mountain Restoration Center. Go through SMRC until Old Forge Road is on your right. Take this several miles to after the AT crossses the road you will see Swift Run Road on your right (dirt). Take this up hill for a short period till there is a large pull off on a sharp left turn. Follow the blue blazes for 20 to 30 yards and break left to the ledge of the main face. If one continues on the blue blazes you will skirt the rocks around the right side and come to the Hermitage cabin. Up from the cabin to your left is the corner of the main face.
Latitude, Longitude: 39.81167, -77.48250
Access Issues: None. Public Land - Michaux State Forest (DCNR)
Camping: Free
When to Climb: Autumn
Quantity of Climbs: Month

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Forum Discussions (7 posts)

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With Replies Will Schaffer be Dry? matasw 5 May 24 2013, 8:44 PM
With Replies Taormina's = best pizza in PA dragonflydanser 3 Aug 19 2009, 6:25 PM
No Replies vandalism labuke 0 Jun 08 2009, 3:44 PM
With Replies Top Rope Requirements at Shaffer Rocks PA adh24 6 Jun 01 2007, 1:57 AM
With Replies New topos for Shaffers Rock... dharmatreez 11 Aug 20 2007, 8:22 PM
With Replies Shaffer's route map mrcoolshoes1105 1 Jul 06 2006, 9:43 PM
With Replies Where did the schaffer info go??!? jkarns 2 Jul 07 2004, 9:27 PM