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The Acre Bouldering

Maryland > Frederick Watershed


The Acre is a 200 foot long outcrop of small Cliffs and boulders. It is located in the Frederick Municipal Forest about 25 minutes from the fire road on Hamburg Rd. Numerous problems have been done there in the past. This area has been created to provide location information and photos of the outcrops. The bouldering community will need to add sub areas and routes.

Getting There

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 to the north end.

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Another Acre rock
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More of the Acre
[Hide Photo] More of the Acre
Bouldering or short top rope at the Acre.
[Hide Photo] Bouldering or short top rope at the Acre.
A boulder problem
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A boulder problem on left with a clean landing zone
[Hide Photo] A boulder problem on left with a clean landing zone

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Robin Close
Columbia, Maryland
[Hide Comment] I have an old PDF guide draft that I put together with just short of 80 boulder problems we'd done there, though probably 2/3 of them aren't named or really graded. Unfortunately I can't find the photos that I used for it, so I can't post that info here at the moment, but if anyone wants a copy of the PDF in the meantime I'm happy to pass it along. Here are some videos to give you a general idea of what's there:…………… Jan 1, 2021