Mountain Project Map - Harpers Ferry

Monday, February 28, 2011

More Late 1970's Adventures

As winter slowly looses its grip on the region I thought it would be nice to look back, way back, at winters past and other historical climbing images related to Rob and the Maryland crew. Most of these photos are from the late 1970's into the early 1980's. You can click on the photos to see larger versions, which I recommend you do.

The first set are of Alex Badant on a Shenandoah ice climbing trip.
Alex Badant climbing in the Shenandoahs.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Prelude To Spring

The weather turned nice for a short window before turning cold and snowing some more. Steve E. and friend managed to take advantage of the 70 degree temps and do a little bouldering on Elk Ridge. They bouldered at the Balcony Rock Boulders and worked their way up the ridge to the Starlight Boulder and then up to the Upper Highlands. A perfect way to hit it on Elk Ridge. Enjoy,

Starlight Boulder, The Highlands of Elk Ridge, Big Dipper, V1/2

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Climbing History Links by Rob Savoye

Rob Savoye has assembled four pages that detail his climbing days at Harpers Ferry. Please enjoy the stories and photos. [links updated on 20190115]

Climbing Gear

Original Climbing Guidebook  (Scan)

Maryland Heights Climbing Photographs

Climbing Related Stories

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Three Balcony Rock Boulder Problems - Video

Here is a short video of three boulder problems at the Balcony Rock Boulders, Elk Ridge, Maryland. The problems in order are Y Equals X, X Squared, and X Cubed. The footage was taken over the Christmas/New Years Holiday 2010/2011.
When it's 40 degrees, sunny, with very little wind, the climbing on

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


What lights my fire?
Ask yourself this questions and think on it deeply.

If you've been following along you know we are digging into the past and unearthing the roots. Have a look at the following photograph:

The photograph was taken outside Baltimore, Maryland. Ed Bollack at Ilchester.
You can read the story of this photo down below.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Vintage Begins

The Harpers Ferry - Climbing History project is underway. 
Below are a couple images to wet your whistle. We'll work on a full compilation of photos and stories but for now, enjoy these shots. We also have the added bonus of climbing related photos from other locations in Maryland as well as in adjacent states.

Paul Clancy, Rob Savoye (foot), Maryland Heights