Mountain Project Map - Harpers Ferry

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Geology of Harpers Ferry

If you would like to know more on the geology of Harpers Ferry, check out this
USGS Map from 2000. or an older version at from 1996.

The Shenandoah Boulders and Giggling Boulders are apparently a metasiltstone (metamorphosized siltstone) and most of the other rock you climb on is quartzite (metamorphosized sandstone). There are multiple kinds of faults, and intrusive rocks in the form of dikes. This area has some pretty cool geology to check out.

Read this publication for the full picture . Just click on the Contents links for further pages.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Part II - Harpers Ferry Climbing Video Tour

Part II - Harpers Ferry Climbing Video Tour from Conrad Schaefer on Vimeo.

This is Part II of the Harpers Ferry Climbing Video Tour. This video takes a quick "walking tour" through climbing on Elk Ridge, Maryland. The quality is rough but you can get a sense of some of the bouldering on Elk Ridge. The areas covered in the video include Balcony Rock, Balcony Jr., Outlying Area, The Land of First Light, The Highlands, The Tiers, and The Underground Railroad.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Driving Video Tour of Harpers Ferry Climbing

Harpers Ferry Climbing Video Tour - Part I from Conrad Schaefer on Vimeo.

Part I - Learn the lay of the land from the car in this video tour of Harpers Ferry rock climbing. Titles tell you where to park, what climbing areas you are driving past so you can become familiar with the scenery and know where things are in the Harpers Ferry gorge.

This isn't a complete listing. There are sections of the drive that are not shown so climbing areas along those sections aren't in the video. Part II is in the works.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Jagged Crack

This is a goofy film of Evan Horst climbing "Jagged Crack" in Harpers Ferry, WV. He leads this crack on traditional gear. The top of this wall is just below the West Virginia Wall bouldering wall in the Shenandaoah Boulders. Information on this wall can be found HERE.