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Elevation: 130 ft 40 m
GPS: 39.3003, -76.62958
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Description Suggest change

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, Annapolis 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 Suggest change

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+
 23
Secondhand Smoke
Boulder
V2 5+
 57
Iron Oxide
Boulder
V3 6A
 40
Vasectomy
Boulder
V5 6C
 60
The Belly
Boulder
V5 6C
 42
Neon Pit Stain
Boulder
V5 6C
 44
Nice Slot
Boulder
V5 6C
 13
Truck Driver
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 17
Anklebiter Far Left
Boulder
V6 7A R
 23
Walk Into The Sky
Boulder
V6 7A
 13
Danatron
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 22
The Guillotine
Boulder
V7 7A+
 24
Baron Harkonnen
Boulder
V7 7A+
 12
Next Gen
Boulder
V10 7C+
 12
Ultimate Doom
Boulder
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 75
Black Crack
Trad, TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Secondhand Smoke Sugarloaf Mountain > W View Parking Lot Bo…
 23
V2 5+ Boulder
Iron Oxide Catoctin Mtn Park > … > Charcoal Exhibi… > Charcoal Exhibition B…
 57
V2 5+ Boulder
Vasectomy Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 40
V3 6A Boulder
The Belly Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 60
V5 6C Boulder
Neon Pit Stain Catoctin Mtn Park > Gateway Trail Boulders
 42
V5 6C Boulder
Nice Slot Northwest Branch > S Bank - Pipeli… > Nice Slot
 44
V5 6C Boulder
Truck Driver Rocks SP > Purple Trail Bo… > Moby Dick & Trailer B…
 13
V5 6C Boulder
Anklebiter Far Left Northwest Branch > N Bank - Anklebiter B…
 17
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Walk Into The Sky Catoctin Mtn Park > Gateway Trail Boulders
 23
V6 7A R Boulder
Danatron Patapsco Valley SP > Woodstock Rock
 13
V6 7A Boulder
The Guillotine Patapsco Valley SP > Levitation Boul… > Jam Boulder
 22
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
Baron Harkonnen Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 24
V7 7A+ Boulder
Next Gen Catoctin Mtn Park > Blue Ridge Summit/Hog…
 12
V7 7A+ Boulder
Ultimate Doom Northwest Branch > N Bank - Chaos… > Chaos Roof
 12
V10 7C+ Boulder
Black Crack Annapolis Rock > S End
 75
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
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