Elevation: 1,280 ft
GPS: 39.505, -77.48 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Chris D on May 26, 2019
Admins: Frances Fierst

Description

This area has a few interesting outcrops located along a creek. The rock is sharp (much of it is choss) but there are a few notable lines of very high quality in scattered throughout the outcrops.

From Indy's Guide to 'Hidden' (and not-so-hidden) Maryland Climbing Areas:

"This is another area not technically within the Frederick Municipal Forest but part of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources lands. However, due to its proximity to (and being nearly surrounded by) the FM Forest lands, it is included in this section. In this area the FM Forest boundary stops at the creek below the rocks, and extends downstream for about a quarter of a mile before the FM Forest lands cross the road to the east.

This parcel of land was set aside in memory of Nathaniel Marquez, a graduate of Frederick High School who had passed away. On a website dedicated to him, his parents invite anyone who wishes to help keep the area litter-free to visit. They tell a story of how he organized a huge reclamation project that returned the area to pristine wilderness. Ironically, since then, much trash (primarily from teenagers who hang out there) has re-accumulated."

Reminder that outdoor climbing/bouldering follows Leave No Trace ethics, so please remember to carry out what you bring in and minimize your impact on the land.

Getting There

Parking Coordinates:
Lat: 39° 30.XXX'
Long: 077° 28.XXX'

Park in the designated pull of and hike down the trail about 500 feet until you reach the lip of the cliff with a stone chimney on the right. Follow trails down the hill to the left to get to the base of the cliffs.

Cliff Coordinates:
Lat: N 39° 30.317'
Long: W 077° 28.877'

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