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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.
V3 6A
 16
Vasectomy
Boulder
V3 6A
 12
Big Dipper
Boulder
V5 6C
 20
The Belly
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 42
Easy Layback
TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 48
A Flake Called Lee
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 50
Vertical
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 57
Seven Wishes
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 33
Trudie's Terror
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 41
Jan's Face
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 41
Sterling's Crack
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 34
Hard Up Direct
Trad 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 53
Strawberry Jam
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 30
Breakaway left
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Breakaway Right
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 52
Black Crack
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Vasectomy Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 16
V3 6A Boulder
Big Dipper Harper's Ferry > Highlands
 12
V3 6A Boulder
The Belly Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 20
V5 6C Boulder
Easy Layback Carderock > Outlook Rocks
 42
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c TR
A Flake Called Lee Sugarloaf Mountain > Middle Earth
 48
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Vertical Rocks SP > Breakaway Wall
 50
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Seven Wishes Sugarloaf Mountain > Middle Earth
 57
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Trudie's Terror Carderock > Outlook Rocks
 33
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Jan's Face Carderock > Outlook Rocks
 41
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Sterling's Crack Carderock > Outlook Rocks
 41
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Hard Up Direct Harper's Ferry > Maryland Height… > Sign Wall
 34
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Strawberry Jam Rocks SP > Pinnacle
 53
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Breakaway left Rocks SP > Breakaway Wall
 30
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Breakaway Right Rocks SP > Breakaway Wall
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Black Crack Annapolis Rock > S End
 52
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
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