Mountain Project Map - Harpers Ferry

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

BLAM! Project Sent

Revised on 8/18/11, "Learning To Fly" beta update
(The Bouldering Guide has been updated 8/16/11)

I'm happy to report on some recent bouldering activity in Harpers Ferry.
Alex took a quick phone pic of the problem. It's overhanging, bad holds, bad feet, longish moves, and pretty rock. You can catch site of this problem in the Harpers Ferry Climbing Tour Part II video when a hand comes into view on the starting hold. Admittedly the pic doesn't do it justice, but it's a glimpse none the less.
Alex Brown and his buddy Ethan have been working on sending projects and repeating established problems. Alex reports that he and his buddy Ethan have been focused on the Harpers Ferry Super Project problem #61 in the Highlands and successfully climbed the problem on Monday (8/15/11) morning. Alex suggests it is about V8/9 in difficulty and is calling it "Learning to Fly".  They have also repeated "The Underground Railroad" and both think V7 is a good rating for the problem. You can read Alex's account below. Learning to Fly is the now the most difficult bouldering problem to be climbed at Harpers Ferry, to my knowledge.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Local Gear Shops

If you are visiting Harpers Ferry to climb and find that you have forgotten gear or need a new piece then check out these local shops. The Trail House and Mountain Trails both carry climbing gear. The Outfitter in Harpers Ferry does not carry climbing gear. Below, you'll find a Website, Address, Phone Number, Hours, and a Google Map for the stores.

August Web Updates

I've completed some updates to the guide information for the coming Fall season. Though the summer heat makes it seem as though we will forever roast, better temps are on the way. Make sure to check out the updates (see below) so you can maximize your Fall climbing experience in and around Harpers Ferry.
Sure beats the view from the office. Rappel station on Loudon Heights.