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Registration is required prior to climbing on Maryland Heights. To register visit the Lower Town Information Center.
Climbing is Closed in all of Virginia and West Virginia at Harper's Ferry
OPEN... AREAS everything in Maryland, Maryland Heights, Skink rock and all other areas in MD our open since August 25 2019.
Please respect falcon closures which commonly occur from Feb 15 - July 31.
The Harpers Ferry region includes cliffs in all 3 states MD, WV, and VA due to their close proximity to each other all the information is contained here under Maryland.
Here is the original historical guide to Harpers Ferry by Rob Savoye:
The Climbing ranges from multi-pitch trad, sport and top-roping areas to tons of excellent bouldering. Maryland Heights stands 200 feet tall and is the tallest cliff in central Maryland. It is REQUIRED to sign in at the ranger's information station to climb or boulder on any outcrop, this is new since spring 2018. Most of the rock in the region is a hard quartzite providing good crack systems and positive edges on the faces.
Contributing Web Sights
Harpers Ferry Climbing Blog
Indy's Underground Climbing Guide to Maryland
All of the Harpers Ferry cliffs are located on National Park Land and some of the parking areas will include a $10 entry fee, however a year pass can be purchased for $30 at the visitor center. Also the annual National Park Pass can be used as well. The National pass cost $80 and has two signature spots so it can be shared with one other person and covers entrance fees for the owner and 3 accompanying adults into all National Parks.
Classic Climbing Routes at Harper's Ferry
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