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The Sign Wall is one of the more popular areas of Maryland Heights and the home of the classic route “Hard Up”. The unique and fading sign in the center of the wall was painted around 1903-06 and reads “Mennen’s Borate Talcum Toilet Powder”. Click this link for a Historical picture of the sign.
The direction on the main page “Maryland Heights” will get you to the base of the cliff on Sandy hook road. Take the trail on the right side of the white stone building and follow it straight up underneath the sign.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sign Wall:
Hard Up Direct 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 170'
Black Powder 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 3 pitches, 180'
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Space Walk 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a MD : Harper's Ferry : ... : Sign Wall
A fun strenuous corner crack.1. Climb the short flake in the corner. Move up and pull a small overhang onto a thin ledge standing only on the thicker areas. Continue up to a wide ledge at the base of the overhanging corner. Climb the crux corner and pass two more ledges in 20 feet and belay on a spacious ledge.2. Move left off the belay up a short wide crack and onto a narrow ledge on d ramp. Step up and right into a water grove and follow this short grove to a ledge that joins with “Hard Up”. ...[more] Browse More Classics in MD