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Classic Climbs for Maryland


Mountain Project's determination of the most popular, highly-rated routes.

V1 5
 12
Little Dipper
Boulder
V1 5
 11
Ground Squirrel Don't Care
Boulder
V1 5
 4
Walk into This Guy
Boulder
V1 5
 4
Plankton
Boulder
V2 5+
 3
Shartreuse
Boulder
V2 5+
 10
Iron Oxide
Boulder
V2 5+
 3
Whale Sheet
Boulder
V2 5+ R
 4
John Brown's Body
Boulder
V2 5+ PG13
 7
Blubber Shuffle
Boulder
V2 5+
 12
Orion's Belt
Boulder
V2 5+
 4
Secondhand Smoke
Boulder
V3 6A
 12
Big Dipper
Boulder
V3 6A
 7
BiCeption
Boulder
V3 6A
 10
Vasectomy
Boulder
V3 6A
 6
Black Oxide
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 4
The Squinch
Boulder
V4- 6B
 6
Dirty Hooker
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Stinger Arete
Boulder
V4 6B R
 5
The Iron Pickle
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Harpoon
Boulder
V4 6B
 8
Fruit Cake
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Belly Up
Boulder
V5- 6C
 12
The Belly
Boulder
V5 6C
 5
the TRAVERSE
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 3
Escape From Alcatrez
Boulder
V7 7A+
 3
Underground Railroad
Boulder
V7 7A+ R
 3
Walk Into The Sky
Boulder
A2 PG13
 4
Center Stage and All Alone
Trad, Aid
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
 23
Beginner's Crack
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 3
Jan's Face - Var: Left Edge
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 8
Reprise de La Bastille
Trad, TR
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 34
Easy Layback
TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13
 3
Jackknife
Trad
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 22
'D' Route
Trad 2 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 25
For Short People Only
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 42
A Flake Called Lee
Trad, TR
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 26
Nubbin (Nubble) Face
TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 46
Vertical
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 25
Trudie's Terror
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 9
Copperhead
Trad, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 46
Seven Wishes
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 18
The Prow Left
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 16
Crown Of Thorns
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 34
Jan's Face
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 35
Sterling's Crack
TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 17
Slow & Easy
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 15
The Rack
Trad, TR
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R
 4
Timbarb
Trad, TR
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 9
Green Subtrafuge aka Centrifuge
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Carpet Crack
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
The Sherpa Connection
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
The Howling Arete
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
Wall of Wander
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Triple A
TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Hard Up Direct
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 26
White Arete
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
The Diamond
Trad, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 13
Swayback Layback
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 17
Blue Rose
Trad, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 4
Cumber Honey
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Flutterby
TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 45
Strawberry Jam
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
Butterfingers
Trad, TR
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 23
Butterfly
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 16
Ounce of Perception
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 6
Cripple's Face
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 24
Breakaway left
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Breakaway Right
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 7
Face To Right
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Green Bucket
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
Bloody Bucket
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
The Wimpy Whiner Way
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 26
Herbie's Horror
TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 15
Cold Steel Corner
Trad, TR
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Rags to Riches
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 49
Black Crack
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 21
Bloodguard
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
The BattleField
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 11
Strawberry Jam Direct
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 17
Faints roof
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 14
Zig Zag
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 20
Mike's Finger Buckets
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
The Flake
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Fingernail
TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Popeye's
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Piney
Trad, TR
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 3
Bleed the Freak
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Smoke 'n' Ash
Trad, TR
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 3
Sign Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Salty Dog Saloon
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 4
Bluto's Bluster
Trad, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 16
Potomac Power Plant Pump
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 7
The Truth
Trad, TR
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 3
Midnight Lightning
TR
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 4
Argonaut
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Elsie's Nose
TR
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Serenity Syndrome
TR
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 4
Sweet Piss
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 14
The Paymaster
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 10
Buckets of Blood Arete
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Little Dipper Harper's Ferry > Highlands
 12
V1 5 Boulder
Ground Squirrel Don't Care Catoctin Mtn Park > Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 11
V1 5 Boulder
Walk into This Guy Catoctin Mtn Park > Gateway Trail Boulders
 4
V1 5 Boulder
Plankton Catoctin Mtn Park > Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 4
V1 5 Boulder
Shartreuse Catoctin Mtn Park > Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
Iron Oxide Catoctin Mtn Park > … > Charcoal Exhibi… > Charcoal Exhibition B…
 10
V2 5+ Boulder
Whale Sheet Morgan Run NEA > Fisherman's
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
John Brown's Body Harper's Ferry > Tiers
 4
V2 5+ R Boulder
Blubber Shuffle Harper's Ferry > Highlands
 7
V2 5+ PG13 Boulder
Orion's Belt Harper's Ferry > Highlands
 12
V2 5+ Boulder
Secondhand Smoke Sugarloaf Mountain > W View Parking Lot Bo…
 4
V2 5+ Boulder
Big Dipper Harper's Ferry > Highlands
 12
V3 6A Boulder
BiCeption Harper's Ferry > Balcony Rock Boulders
 7
V3 6A Boulder
Vasectomy Catoctin Mtn Park > Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 10
V3 6A Boulder
Black Oxide Catoctin Mtn Park > … > Charcoal Exhibi… > Charcoal Exhibition B…
 6
V3 6A Boulder
The Squinch Harper's Ferry > Highlands
 4
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Dirty Hooker Harper's Ferry > Balcony Rock Boulders
 6
V4- 6B Boulder
Stinger Arete Harper's Ferry > Highlands
 4
V4 6B Boulder
The Iron Pickle Harper's Ferry > Highlands
 5
V4 6B R Boulder
Harpoon Catoctin Mtn Park > Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Fruit Cake Harper's Ferry > Balcony Rock Boulders
 8
V4 6B Boulder
Belly Up Catoctin Mtn Park > Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 5
V4 6B Boulder
The Belly Catoctin Mtn Park > Cunningham Fall… > Cliff Trail Boulders
 12
V5- 6C Boulder
the TRAVERSE Northwest Branch > S Bank - Tick Area
 5
V5 6C Boulder
Escape From Alcatrez Harper's Ferry > Balcony Rock Boulders
 3
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Underground Railroad Harper's Ferry > Underground Railroad…
 3
V7 7A+ Boulder
Walk Into The Sky Catoctin Mtn Park > Gateway Trail Boulders
 3
V7 7A+ R Boulder
Center Stage and All Alone Harper's Ferry > Maryland Height… > Train Tunnel Wall
 4
A2 PG13 Trad, Aid
Beginner's Crack Carderock
 23
5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a Trad, TR
Jan's Face - Var: Left Edge Carderock
 3
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Reprise de La Bastille Sugarloaf Mountain > Lower Westview Slabs
 8
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR
Easy Layback Carderock
 34
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c TR
Jackknife Carderock
 3
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a PG13 Trad
'D' Route Harper's Ferry > Maryland Height… > Sign Wall
 22
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
For Short People Only Sugarloaf Mountain > Middle Earth
 25
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
A Flake Called Lee Sugarloaf Mountain > Middle Earth
 42
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad, TR
Nubbin (Nubble) Face Carderock
 26
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a TR
Vertical Rocks SP > Breakaway Wall
 46
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Trudie's Terror Carderock
 25
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Copperhead Locust Grove > TimBarb Buttress
 9
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
Seven Wishes Sugarloaf Mountain > Middle Earth
 46
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, TR
The Prow Left Sugarloaf Mountain > Boy Scout Ledges
 18
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 TR
Crown Of Thorns Harper's Ferry > Balcony Rock
 16
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Jan's Face Carderock
 34
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Sterling's Crack Carderock
 35
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b TR
Slow & Easy Sugarloaf Mountain > Devil's Kitchen > Mottled Wall
 17
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
The Rack Carderock
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, TR
Timbarb Locust Grove > TimBarb Buttress
 4
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b R Trad, TR
Green Subtrafuge aka Centri… Rocks SP > Breakaway Wall
 9
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad, TR
Carpet Crack Harper's Ferry > Skink Rock
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Sherpa Connection Sugarloaf Mountain > White Rocks
 14
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Howling Arete Narrows aka Lov… > Howling Wall
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Wall of Wander Annapolis Rock > Argo Rock
 21
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Triple A Carderock
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Hard Up Direct Harper's Ferry > Maryland Height… > Sign Wall
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
White Arete Annapolis Rock > S End
 26
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
The Diamond Carderock
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Swayback Layback Carderock
 13
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Blue Rose Patapsco SP > Ilchester
 17
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Cumber Honey Narrows aka Lov… > Cumber Honey Wall
 4
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Flutterby Carderock
 16
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c TR
Strawberry Jam Rocks SP > Pinnacle
 45
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Butterfingers Sugarloaf Mountain > Middle Earth
 23
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, TR
Butterfly Carderock
 23
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c TR
Ounce of Perception Annapolis Rock > Faint's Roof
 16
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, TR
Cripple's Face Carderock
 6
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Breakaway left Rocks SP > Breakaway Wall
 24
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Breakaway Right Rocks SP > Breakaway Wall
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Face To Right Carderock
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad, TR
Green Bucket Carderock
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Bloody Bucket Patapsco SP > Woodstock Rock
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
The Wimpy Whiner Way Patapsco SP > Woodstock Rock
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Herbie's Horror Carderock
 26
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a TR
Cold Steel Corner Harper's Ferry > Balcony Jr.
 15
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Rags to Riches Harper's Ferry > Skink Rock
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, TR
Black Crack Annapolis Rock > S End
 49
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Bloodguard Sugarloaf Mountain > Middle Earth
 21
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad, TR
The BattleField Annapolis Rock > Argo Rock
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, TR
Strawberry Jam Direct Rocks SP > Pinnacle
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Faints roof Annapolis Rock > Faint's Roof
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Zig Zag Carderock
 14
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a TR
Mike's Finger Buckets Rocks SP > Breakaway Wall
 20
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
The Flake Carderock
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Fingernail Carderock
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b TR
Popeye's Harper's Ferry > Balcony Rock
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Piney Rocks SP > Breakaway Wall
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Bleed the Freak Locust Grove > Green Wall
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Smoke 'n' Ash Rocks SP > Smoke 'n' Ash Boulder
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Sign Route Harper's Ferry > Maryland Height… > Sign Wall
 3
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Salty Dog Saloon Harper's Ferry > Balcony Jr.
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Bluto's Bluster Harper's Ferry > Balcony Rock
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad, TR
Potomac Power Plant Pump Harper's Ferry > Balcony Jr.
 16
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
The Truth Patapsco SP > Friction Wall
 7
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, TR
Midnight Lightning Patapsco SP > Ilchester
 3
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b TR
Argonaut Annapolis Rock > Argo Rock
 4
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Elsie's Nose Carderock
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Serenity Syndrome Carderock
 7
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c TR
Sweet Piss Harper's Ferry > Maryland Height… > Sport & Transept
 4
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
The Paymaster Harper's Ferry > Balcony Jr.
 14
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Buckets of Blood Arete Carderock
 10
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c TR