Twilight at Harpers Ferry
John Kelbel HDR Photo
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.
The Climbing ranges from multi-pitch trad, sport and top-roping areas to tons of excellent bouldering. Maryland Heights stands 200 feet tall and is the tallest cliff in central Maryland. It is REQUIRED to sign in at the ranger's information station to climb on Maryland Heights. None of the other areas require a sign in. Most of the rock in the region is a hard quartzite providing good crack systems and positive edges on the faces. Contributing Web Sights Harpers Ferry Climbing Guide Harpers Ferry Climbing Blog Indy's Underground Climbing Guide to 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.
All of the Harpers Ferry cliffs are located on National Park Land and some of the parking areas will include a $10 entry fee, however a year pass can be purchased for $30 at the visitor center. Also the annual National Park Pass
can be used as well. The National pass cost $80 and has two signature spots so it can be shared with one other person and covers entrance fees for the owner and 3 accompanying adults into all National Parks.
Weather station 0.6 miles from here
105 Total Routes
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Cold Steel Corner 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 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
BETA PHOTO: Map of roads leading to Harper's Ferry
View of town from top of Maryland Heights