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Elevation: 1,128 ft 344 m
GPS: 39.51554, -77.46718
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Shared By: Ed Bollack on Dec 23, 2020
Admins: Frances Fierst, C S

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Way Down Rocks, the ultimate in social distance climbing in a beautiful isolated mountain setting. Located in an area accessed by the Hamburg Rd area of the Frederick Municipal Forest. Access makes use of the same Fire road used to also reach the Acre, Wave Wall, and Bushwhack Rock. Way Down Rock is on the North side of the mountain and actually looks down on the Mountaindale Rd area of the Frederick Watershed. Approach is about 30 minutes, the return trip takes about 40 minutes because of the uphill climb back to the fire road.

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Park just down hill from the fire road on the right side of Hamburg road approximately 2.5 mile from the intersection where Yellow Spring road becomes Hamburg road. Follow the fire road 0.6 miles (15 minutes) . Look for an open field a few hundred feet in the woods to the left. Continue on a few minutes. Turn left into the woods following the clearest path. Look for orange tape. Head down hill in a general north direction for a few minutes until a rock band appears to the left. Angle over to the rocks. This is the south end of the Acre. Cross to the opposite side of the rocks and follow the fairly clear trail downhill along the outcrop. When the Acre ends continue downhill on the crest of the hill. Pass above a small outcrop to the left just before reaching the beginning of Way Down Rocks.

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