The Harpers Ferry region includes cliffs in all 3 states MD, WV, and VA due to their close proximity to each other all the information is contained here under Maryland.
Harpers Ferry is located 17 miles South-West of Fredrick Maryland on interstate 340 where it crosses the confluence of the Potomac and Shenandoah rivers. The individual cliffs should provide specific parking information. The Mark train and Amtrack both stop at Harpers Ferry.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Harper's Ferry:
Spectacular Spectacle 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c A3 Trad, Aid, 4 pitches, 200' Maryland Heights, MD : Train Tunnel Wall
Black Tie Affair 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, 2 pitches, 170' Maryland Heights, MD : Train Tunnel Wall
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Cold Steel Corner 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a MD : Harper's Ferry : Balcony Jr.
Another of the classics at this cliff. The holds are good but open handed, except for a distinct crux section above the large ledge in the middle of the route. You will likely be pumped regardless of your ability. For leaders, one piece of fixed gear protects the crux where gear is minimal and a fall onto a large ledge is possible. A RURP use to exist in the crux but due to age (rusty) the wire was snipped and the gear was replaced with a fixed anchor. ...[more] Browse More Classics in MD