Twilight at Harpers Ferry John Kelbel HDR Photo
The Harpers Ferry region includes cliffs in all 3 states MD, WV, and VA due to their close proximity to each other all the information is contained here under Maryland.
The Climbing ranges from multi-pitch trad, sport and top-roping areas to tons of excellent bouldering. Maryland Heights stands 200 feet tall and is the tallest cliff in central Maryland. It is REQUIRED to sign in at the ranger's information station to climb on Maryland Heights. None of the other areas require a sign in. Most of the rock in the region is a hard quartzite providing good crack systems and positive edges on the faces. Contributing Web Sights Harpers Ferry Climbing Guide Harpers Ferry Climbing Blog Indy's Underground Climbing Guide to Maryland
Harpers Ferry is located 17 miles South-West of Fredrick Maryland on interstate 340 where it crosses the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. The individual cliffs should provide specific parking information. The Mark train and Amtrack both stop at Harpers Ferry.
All of the Harpers Ferry cliffs are located on National Park Land and some of the parking areas will include a $10 entry fee, however a year pass can be purchased for $30 at the visitor center. Also the annual National Park Pass
can be used as well. The National pass cost $80 and has two signature spots so it can be shared with one other person and covers entrance fees for the owner and 3 accompanying adults into all National Parks.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
140 Total Routes
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Dirty Hooker V4- 6B MD
: Harper's Ferry
: Balcony Rock Boulders
Sit start low on the overhanging arete/prow. There is an obvious jug about 4 feet off of the ground. You can start lower and move to it. Once at the jug get situated and reach out right handed to the fantastic sloper on the lip of the overhang. It's kind of behind your head and up/out right. This is the crux. Work the foot beta and lock in so you can take the left hand off of the jug and move up tot he chicken heads above the roof. This problem feels a little exposed since it sits up on a shelf....[more] Browse More Classics in MD
BETA PHOTO: Map of roads leading to Harper's Ferry
View of town from top of Maryland Heights