Mountain Project Map - Harpers Ferry

Monday, March 21, 2011

Spring Session at Balcony Jr.

Balcony Jr. was the focus of some Spring climbing action over this past weekend. Carl Orr grabbed some great photos of the weekends activities. I don't know the names of the climbers in these shots. If you know their names, feel free to post comments. Enjoy the images and click on any image to see a larger version. Thanks Carl.

A group of climbers hanging out below Balcony Jr.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bouldering Guide Update

Uploaded a new version of the "rough" bouldering guide. Added the names for most problems, and some new info. The New Dawn Boulders, and The Blair Witch Area are not included.
http://harpersferryclimbing.com/THE_GUIDE_DOWNLOAD.pdf

THE LIMITING FACTOR - PARKING

If you haven't been climbing in Harpers Ferry, or done anything in Harpers Ferry, then you won't know that parking is one of the sticking points for access. Whether you are viewing the town, partying in the river, kayaking the rivers, hiking the Appalachian Trail, or climbing, the parking situation is an issue. Carpooling is essential. There is a gravel lot next to the Cindy Dee Restaurant (currently closed) that has been a great place to meet and consolidate into fewer vehicles. With more people wanting to access the gorge this issue isn't going to disappear.

There are currently two issues to be aware of.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Bouldering - Elk Ridge - The Cove and Balcony Rock

With the improving weather it's time to get out and climb on some real stone. Steve E has provided some images of bouldering at The Cove in the Outlying Area on Elk Ridge, MD and also a couple shots from Balcony Rock. As a matter of perspective the climber in these shots is over 6 feet tall. Keep that in mind when you are gauging the size of the rocks.


Steve on The Portal at the Outlying Area. The Cove Arete and Covert Op are visible
in the background.