Michaux State Forest

Type of climbing: Bouldering, Single Pitch Trad, and Top-roping

Location: There are several climbing areas located throughout the Michaux State Forest. We have listed details about each specific area below. Most of the areas are located within a hours drive of Carlisle, Pa.

Land ownership and management: PA State Forest Lands - DCNR

Current Access: Open for public access. Hunting is allowed in state forest land, so be aware of hunting seasons and wear orange to stay safe.

SCPC Ambassador: Tom Rowan

Additional Information: Michaux State Forest is located in the South Mountain Range in South Central PA. Michaux offers several styles of climbing with a variety of rock types. Go to DCNR's website for more information regarding Michaux State Forest. LINK

Shaffer's Rock (a.k.a. The Hermitage)

Details on Shaffer's coming soon.

Pond Bank (white and brown Rocks)

Details on Pond Bank coming soon.

Pole Steeple

Details on Pole Steeple coming soon.

Hammonds Rocks

Details on Hammond's Rocks coming soon.

Purgatory Rocks

Details on Purgatory Rocks coming soon.