Mountain Project Map - Harpers Ferry

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Winter Wonderland in Fall

Photos of Snow and Fall Foliage in the Harpers Ferry Gorge.
Snow on Fall foliage in the Balcony Rock area

Just one of the old standby boulders in the snow.

Snowy view from atop Balcony Rock

Balcony Jr. in the snow

Balcony Jr. in the snow

The Underground Railroad Overhang

View towards Harpers Ferry from atop Maryland Heights.


layla.mayes said...

Hi My name is Layla Mayes and I live near by to Harpers Ferry and I was wondering if there is anybody who is willing to train me or to help me get started into rock climbing. I am very interested in it but I am having difficulty contacting rock climbing guides or trainers who are local in this area. My email is contact me at any time.

Conrad said...

Layla, I'm thinking your best bet would be to try the folks a Climb Maryland! on Facebook or to make a trip to one of the rock gyms down near DC and Baltimore. There is Sportrock, and Earth Treks. You may also be able to hire a guide down at Seneca Rocks. I'm not available to help you but I'm sure there are some nice folks in the area that would bring you along and share their knowledge.

Conrad said...

Layla, also, I just saw this at The Trail House in Frederick.
Rock Climbing- Join The Trail House and Shenandoah Mountain Guides for introductory rock climbing clinics. 2011 dates are October 9th, November 13th. The clinics will begin at 1:00. During the afternoon, participants will have a chance to learn the basics while testing themselves on several rock climbs. All safety equipment will be provided, however participants should be prepared to spend an afternoon in the outdoors. Long pants are preferable to shorts, sneakers preferable to boots. If you are interested, please sign up at The Trail House. Payment is due in full upon sign-up. This clinic is provided at an introductory cost of $25.00 per person. Hope to see you there!

That is not too far away and sounds perfect for an introduction.