Outside of a redneck throwing an old TV down the cliff you are likely to be at this beautiful cliff alone. This area gets all day sun unless of course it is raining which seems to be quite a lot. At about 3/4 of a mile in length and up to several hundred feet high this rock face is home to many adventurous routes. Routes run from 1 pitch 5.easy to 2 and 3 pitch 5.10+. Bolts are non existent and route finding skills will definitely be called on. The crux of these climbs for many climbers will be locating the routes from the trail. The thick foliage can be very disorienting. Walk-offs and not raps are the order of operation at this place.
If you want to clip bolts check out Locust Grove about 1 mile from The Narrows.
Please bring a garbage bag and help us keep this area clean. It is treated as a garbage dump by some of the locals.
You will be climbing above Will's Creek all day and it has great fishing, as well as, some sweet swimming holes!
Mark "Indy" Kochte has produced several quality Maryland area guide books as well as an on line guide. This on line guide will be immensely helpful for climbing at the Narrows. indy-adventures.net/climbing/guide.html
Parking note. I have had no problem using on street parking in the area. The end of Columbia street has plenty of parking and is only about a 100 meter walk to the trail head. Don't park on red lines and avoid the immediate church area on Sundays. Say hi to the locals and tell them what you are up to. They will be interested and being friendly can only help our access.
This route is super fun! The crux comes while traversing under the roof. Good gear, great hands, no feet. Just follow the features up to the roof and break left under it. Route from the road> www.mountainproject.com/v/maryland/the_narrows_aka_lovers_le>>>...[more]Browse More Classics in MD