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Description

From the Chesapeake Bay to the hills beyond Hagerstown there is climbing to be found in Maryland, although most of the climbing can be found in central Maryland.

Rock State Park, Carderock, A-Rock, and other various climbing locations are generally small, short but have beautiful setting and fun moves. Finding a local that knows where the classics are is definitely the crux of Maryland climbing.

Indoors gyms are extremely common, generally huge, and well-kept.

Getting There

From the west, take Interstate 70 to Harpers Ferry, one of the better places in Maryland to climb trad.

From the south, near D.C and Annapolis, you can find Annopolis Rock which is high quality and Carderock and Great Falls. This side has some of the better climbing in Maryland around the area.

From the north or east, Rock State Park is the best place to check out off 924.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Maryland

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
 36
Iron Oxide
Boulder
V3 6A
 28
Vasectomy
Boulder
V5 6C
 38
The Belly
Boulder
V5 6C
 32
The Dish
Boulder
V5 6C
 24
Nice Slot
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 50
Easy Layback
TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 53
A Flake Called Lee
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 57
Vertical
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 64
Seven Wishes
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 39
Trudie's Terror
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 49
Jan's Face
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 49
Sterling's Crack
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 37
Hard Up Direct
Trad 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 61
Strawberry Jam
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 59
Black Crack
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Iron Oxide Catoctin Mtn Park > … > Charcoal Exhibi… > Charcoal Exhibition B…
 36
V2 5+ Boulder
Vasectomy Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 28
V3 6A Boulder
The Belly Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 38
V5 6C Boulder
The Dish Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 32
V5 6C Boulder
Nice Slot Northwest Branch > S Bank - Pipeline Area
 24
V5 6C Boulder
Easy Layback Carderock > Hades Heights
 50
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c TR
A Flake Called Lee Sugarloaf Mountain > Middle Earth
 53
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Vertical Rocks SP > Breakaway Wall
 57
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Seven Wishes Sugarloaf Mountain > Middle Earth
 64
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Trudie's Terror Carderock > Hades Heights
 39
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Jan's Face Carderock > Jungle Cliffs
 49
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Sterling's Crack Carderock > Jungle Cliffs
 49
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Hard Up Direct Harper's Ferry > Maryland Height… > Sign Wall
 37
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Strawberry Jam Rocks SP > Pinnacle
 61
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Black Crack Annapolis Rock > S End
 59
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
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