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Wolf's Head Pillar

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Wolf's Head Pillar Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.63418, -77.43763 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Frances Fierst, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Christopher Peterson on Oct 21, 2016
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Description 

The Wolf's Head Pillar is located at the Northwest corner of Wolf Rock. Sitting about 30' high, it vaguely resembles a sitting wolf when viewed from the North end of the outcropping. Although it is surrounded by boulders, it is the stateliest single rock in the area.

The Wolf's Head Pillar features some of the harder routes at Wolf Rock. It is possible to lead some of the routes, but an exposed 4th class scramble is an almost easier option to gain the top.

Getting There 

Follow the access trail either from the central road parking (shorter) or the Visitor Center. The Wolf's Head Pillar is the most obvious feature at the North end of Wolf Rock.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Wolf's Head Pillar
Rock Climbing Photo: Spinal Tap (5.4)

Spinal Tap 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c  Maryland : Catoctin Mountain Park : ... : Wolf's Head Pillar
Begin on the 'back' of the wolf, the West face.Start and follow the vertical crack and quartz vein up the spine of the wolf, finishing on easier ground. The crux is at the start....[more]   Browse More Classics in Maryland

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Rock Climbing Photo: The 'front' of the wolf - looking West fro...
The 'front' of the wolf - looking West fro...
Rock Climbing Photo: The classic view of the Wolf's Head Pillar fro...
The classic view of the Wolf's Head Pillar fro...

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