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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+
 31
Iron Oxide
Boulder
V3 6A
 22
Vasectomy
Boulder
V5 6C
 31
The Belly
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 48
Easy Layback
TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 52
A Flake Called Lee
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 55
Vertical
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 63
Seven Wishes
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 37
Trudie's Terror
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 45
Jan's Face
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 45
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
 58
Strawberry Jam
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Breakaway left
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 32
Herbie's Horror
TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 59
Black Crack
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Iron Oxide Catoctin Mtn Park > … > Charcoal Exhibi… > Charcoal Exhibition B…
 31
V2 5+ Boulder
Vasectomy Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 22
V3 6A Boulder
The Belly Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 31
V5 6C Boulder
Easy Layback Carderock > Hades Heights
 48
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c TR
A Flake Called Lee Sugarloaf Mountain > Middle Earth
 52
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Vertical Rocks SP > Breakaway Wall
 55
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Seven Wishes Sugarloaf Mountain > Middle Earth
 63
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Trudie's Terror Carderock > Hades Heights
 37
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Jan's Face Carderock > Jungle Cliffs
 45
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Sterling's Crack Carderock > Jungle Cliffs
 45
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
 58
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Breakaway left Rocks SP > Breakaway Wall
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Herbie's Horror Carderock > Jungle Cliffs
 32
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Black Crack Annapolis Rock > S End
 59
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
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