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Little Gunpowder Falls Crag Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Overview of Little Gunpowder Crag


Rock quality ranges from fair-poor. Fantastically secluded, explore the base of the wall to find some sweet little caves. If you are looking to set up a TR, when you are facing the wall make a left and walk to the edge of the wall, there should be an obvious trail leading to the top. Most climbs are too tall for a 60-70m rope, so bring lots of static or webbing. Plenty of solid trees up top for natural anchors, and a variety of gear placements ranging from #3-4 range to #.75 range. If you are planning on leading a climb, check the quality of the rock, as what appears to be a beautiful jug can quickly turn into a watermelon sized hand weight.

Getting There 

When approaching the Harford/Baltimore County line from the Baltimore side, park at the pull off on your just before the bridge. Walk across the street to the trail head marker, begin that trail. Follow the trail along the river until you come to an old concrete bridge structure, then follow the path up the hill leading to a clearing. You should see an obvious old foundation on your left right before the clearing and you should be walking on (or near) a segment of an old paved road. Walk up into the clearing and you will see the crag.

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Weather station 2.3 miles from here

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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

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Gunpowder's (not-so) Gold 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Maryland : Little Gunpowder Falls Crag
Blocky holds lead to a horizontal seam, heel hook the seam(crux) and work your way left through poor quality jugs (beware of loose rock)Enjoy your view up top and of the local farms across the river.Be careful up top, the public land quickly transitions into private land if you wander far enough into the woods at the top of the crag...A rusty airstream trailer with an assortment of strange looking large antennas has been spotted near the crag so BEWARE!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Maryland

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By Zach Christensen
From: Baltimore, MD
Jun 2, 2017
Why don't more people climb here? is there access issues? is it just too chossy to climb?

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