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|Shared By:||Luke Douglas on Jun 12, 2009 · Updates|
- The closure area includes all cliffs and trails beyond these signs.
- Peregrine Falcons are a state and federally protected bird.
- Human disturbance can cause nest abandonment and the loss of eggs and chicks.
- Viewing the Peregrines is possible from along the Great Allegheny Passage Trail as it passes through The Cumberland Narrows.
See this photo for details:
Suggest changing area name to reflect the more accurate name: "Cumberland Narrows"
Except for the falcons soaring high above, 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.
You'll 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/climbin…
Parking note. I have had no problem parking on Piedmont Street. The end of Columbia street has plenty of parking and is only about a 100 meter walk to the trailhead. 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.
Indy says it better than I can.
Take a look at the crag overview I will attach to this page as it contains a few corrections.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Narrows aka Lover's Leap
Days w Precip