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The Acre Bouldering Guidebooks

Maryland : Frederick Watershed

Frederick Bouldering

Dana Miller & Robin Close / Gunks Apps / 2021

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This digital guidebook is complete with photos and GPS navigation, and works offline. As of this posting it documents 165 boulder problems, and it is kept updated as things change.

Frederick Bouldering

Dana Miller and Robin Close Gunks Apps 2022

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The Frederick Municipal Forest is a wildlife management area that contains a few toprope areas and the two main bouldering areas detailed in this guide (165 problems from V0 to V9). There are many other boulders waiting to be discovered! The forest is home to many types of wildlife including rattlesnakes. Please be cautious while bouldering, especially on a warm sunny day. The area is extremely popular with mountain bikers as well, and is perfect for a multi-sport day!


Climb Maryland (2022, 2024)

Climb Maryland!

Mark “Indy” Kochte - author. Next Ascent - publisher. Vol .1 (2022), Vol. 2 (2024).

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The guidebook includes climbing areas in Eastern, Central, and Western Maryland. This comprehensive, color guide to eastern, central, and western Maryland includes history, directions, full route descriptions, and topos of nearly every climb and boulder problem featured.

Climb Maryland! Volume 1: Eastern MD (2022)
Climb Maryland! Volume 2: Western MD (2024)

Carderock guide

Carderock Past & Present: A Climbers Guide

Potomac Appalachian Trail Club

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Carderock Past & Present: A Climbers Guide (Revised Second Edition Wtr/Spr 2008)

This guide is produced by the Mountaineering Section of the PATC, identifying the many climbing and bouldering opportunities at Carderock, Washington's most accessible climbing area. Chris Sharma on the cover.

ISBN: 978-0-915746-52-1

Price: $10.36 ; $12.95 (non-members)

Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland

Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland

Eric J. Horst (Author) published by Falcon

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From the Back Cover: The Mid-Atlantic region abounds with superb rock climbing areas, including hidden gems far from the crowds. From the granite peaks of Old Rag Mountain to the miles of glowing Nuttall Sandstone in the New River Gorge, the states of Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia offer exciting and diverse climbing opportunities. Rock Climbing Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland describes more than 1200 routes at twenty-three different areas, from popular topropes at Great Falls to the 300-foot multipitch classics at Seneca Rocks. You'll find information on the best climbs at each area, along with topos and photos that will keep you on the route to the top. You'll also discover: climbing history for each area; route ratings and trip planning information; pitch-by-pitch written descriptions; detailed topos and clear overview photos; descent information and gear recommendations. (6 x 9, 432 pages, b&w photos, maps, diagrams)

Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Falcon; 1st edition (August 1, 2001)

Climb Maryland!

Climb Maryland!

Mark Indy Kochte - author

Publication Date: April 2003
Covering over 500 routes in 22 areas, "Climb Maryland!" is the first comprehensive guide to the surprising wealth of climbing in central Maryland -- from well-known climbing destinations to hidden crags practically at your doorstep.

In this guide you'll find:
-Multi-pitch routes & boulder problems
-More top-rope routes than you can shake a 'biner at
-Clear directions and maps to the crags
-Geology, history & known access issues
-Local places to eat and camp

Climbing abounds in central Maryland; get out there and get vertical!

The book cannot be bought on-line. The book is still being sold at Earth Treks climbing gym in MD and occasionally at local REI stores.

Areas included:
Patapsco State Park


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