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Elevation: 1,360 ft 415 m
GPS: 39.55055, -77.45951
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Shared By: Ed Bollack on Dec 29, 2020
Admins: Frances Fierst, C S

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Ridge Rocks is a 600 foot band of small cliffs, rocks, and boulders. It is located adjacent to the Ridge Trail on the Northern boundary of Frederick Watershed. The rock faces south and offers some views of the watershed below. Most climbing appears to be very easy, very short, or very difficult if not impossible. There are also plenty of potential boulder problems. See the pictures for more outcrops here.   

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Parking is on Gambrill Park Rd where it crosses the Catoctin National Recreation Trail (Blue blaze). Enter the Frederick Watershed using the Mountaindale Rd entrance on the east side. The parking lot is 3.4 miles from the entrance sign. The road is gravel and rough in spots. The first 0.1 miles is by far the worse part. After 0.4 miles take the right fork which is Gambrill Park Rd. Continue on to the parking lot identified by a bulletin board.

Cross the road and follow the blue trail for 0.1 miles. Take a right at the trail junction. Hike about 1.3 miles until the trail bends to the right and approaches the edge of the hill. Small outcrops of rocks are visible 50 feet to the right of the trail. Cliffs and larger rocks are on the opposite side.

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