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Shaffer’s Rocks

August 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Are you ready to escape the DC August heat? Join PATC-MS on the climbing trip to the beautiful Michaux forest in south-central Pennsylvania. The shaded Shaffer’s Rock offers over 30 TR routes in a variety of grades – from a beginner 5.4 to a strenuous 5.11d (link to routes)! Bring your harness, helmet, belay device, top rope kit (if you have one) and don’t worry about carrying the extra weight – the “hike” to the crag is shorter than at Carderock!

For those that want to extend the adventure we’ll be staying at the PATC Hermitage Cabin Friday and Saturday nights. Cost per person will be divided per person per night but shouldn’t be more than $20 per person for two nights.

Here’s a link to the trailhead

To cancel your reservation, go back to the event page scroll down to the RSVP portion. Click the red “view your RSVP” text and it will take you to another page where you can change your RSVP from “going” to “not going” and click update.

Please note that this is not a guided event and none of our trip leaders are professional guides. You will be climbing on ropes set up by members of the club who are hobby climbers and not professionals. Climbing is an inherently dangerous sport and you do so at your own risk. You are responsible for yourself and your own safety at all times.


August 13
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Irina Geiman


Shaffer’s Rock
Swift Run Rd
South Mountain, PA 17261 United States
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Day Climbing

RSVP here if you plan to climb for the day but don't plan to spend the night

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Friday night Cabin

RSVP here if you plan to spend Friday night at the cabin - check in after 3pm

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Saturday night Cabin

RSVP if you plan to stay at the cabin after climbing - must be checked out by 10am Sunday.

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