Avg: 2 from 1 vote
|Type:||Trad, 200 ft (61 m), 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||420 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Andrew G on Feb 19, 2017|
Registration is required prior to climbing on Maryland Heights. To register for climbing on MD Heights visit the Lower Town Information Center (however not required during Covid)
Cliffs that are closed to climbing and bouldering are Jefferson Rock, and the various quarry sites and small rock outcrops along Shenandoah Street. Virginia Rock Climbing is close which is basically the Virginia Cliff.
All Parking is closed on Sandy Hook Rd by the County Department of Highways including the trail head for Maryland Heights.
This line follows the left side of the Train Tunnel Wall. Start just around the corner from the B Ramp before the trail drops away to the Pit.
Pitch 1: Start up the short slab section and head up, angling slightly right as you go. Follow the weaknesses until you hit the ledge with the 2 bolt anchor atop the first pitch of Black Tie Affair. ~80 ft, ~5.8
Pitch 2: Figure out a way up or around the smooth face to surmount the roof (crux), then climb the blocky face toward the big swath of bird shit. Keep angling up and right as the difficulty eases. After pulling onto a big ledge, one last short vertical face guards the finish. Gear anchor. ~120 ft, 5.9+
Walk off or find the standard rappel routes.